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Nightline

This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Oct 2028

Want to make a difference and help fellow students? Are you compassionate, empathetic and a good listener? Then you should think about joining Nightline. Nightline is a confidential and anonymous, listening and information service run by students, for the benefit of students. They’re open every night of term to provide a listening ear to students who need it.

There are two volunteering roles that students may apply for at Nightline:

· Listening volunteers complete shifts throughout term time taking calls and instant messages from students, helping them to talk through their feelings and explore their problems.

· Friends of Nightline are volunteers who help to publicise the service by distributing promotional materials, giving presentations and talks, and representing Nightline at public events. This type of work is just as vital as taking calls but is typically less of a time-commitment than doing shifts.

Students wishing to volunteer do not need any prior experience, as full training will be provided. Ongoing support and retraining opportunities will also be available throughout your time at Nightline.

Applications open twice per academic year – once during autumn term and once during spring term. For the latest information on when applications will open, please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Please note: After registering your interest in volunteering with Nightline, you will be sent an email with more information on the role. Registering your interest alone does not amount to an application to volunteer with Nightline – applications are completed via an online form released each recruitment cycle.

Skills

• Active listening • Team working • Communication

Suitable For

All students, may be of particular interest to psychology students. Volunteers must have a high level of English.

Hours per week

Flexible

DBS required?

No

Details of training provided

Full training provided
  • Area of InterestHomelessness and Vulnerable People, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy