We couldn’t run every night without our committed, enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers. They work hard to provide the best service possible. We are always looking to expand our team with the best people for what can be a tough, but always rewarding, role.
Why should you bother?
If you are here we probably don’t need to tell you that volunteering can be particularly rewarding. Helping a fellow student who might well be feeling particularly low can be tough but, in listening to someone, you get a feeling that, if only for that night, you are doing something particularly worthwhile and special- and you are!
A chance to develop your skills: many of our volunteers want to eventually work in roles where they will support people in the local community (lots of our volunteers are studying medicine and psychology) and volunteering for Nightline provides a great basis for that sort of work.
Employers are always looking for someone who can listen- whether to clients or colleagues. We’ll train you to actively listen.
Make Friends- by getting to know your fellow volunteers and coming along to socials you’ll meet lots of different people and maybe make some lifelong friends. Doing what we do we tend to be a pretty nice group.
Who are we looking for?
Anyone! We want the service to reflect the diverse student population of Newcastle University. You can be studying any course and come from any background- we wont discriminate. You also don’t need any prior experience and will be training extensively. We simply ask, and select on the basis of, the following:
You’ll be committed to helping fill shifts where you can.
You’ll adhere to our principles (link to about us)
You’ll be naturally empathetic and ready to listen
How can I register my Interest and Get Involved?
Email us: email@example.com and we’ll answer any questions and provide details of information events and training weekends.
Like us on facebook (link). That way you’ll find out about the latest information events.
“I am always the person my friends come to when they need to chat. It’s great to be able to offer similar support to a stranger” Lucy
“I want to eventually work in social care. Nightline volunteering will look great on applications for that. I do it because I want to help where I can” Daniel
“I’m a guy and wasn’t sure about volunteering because it can be seen as quite “girly” to talk about feelings. I went along to the info session though and the Committee were really welcoming. I am getting a lot out of it personally; making friends. Its also cool to know you might be making a small difference to someone’s life- definitely nothing “girly” about that” Sam
“I’ve just graduated and doing Nightline was the best way I used my spare time- I’d recommend it to anyone who feels they might have something to offer”- Katie