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Nightline

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

Nightline is our confidential and anonymous listening and information service run by students for the benefit of students. Contact us any night of term to talk about how you’re feeling or request information about other services.

No problem is too big or too small for Nightline: we’re simply here to listen about whatever is on your mind. We won’t judge you, and we won’t advise you on what to do next: that choice is left entirely up to you. What we will do is give you a space to explore how you’re feeling in complete confidentiality, when friends or family may not be awake, and other services may not be available. We’re here whenever you need us, so do get in touch: we’ll listen, not lecture.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Nightline is currently only operating its instant messaging service with opening hours 8pm to 2am.

Volunteer with Nightline

Want to make a difference and help fellow students? Are you compassionate, empathetic and a good listener? Then you should think about applying to volunteer with us.

To volunteer with us, you don’t need prior experience: all we ask is that you come with the right attitude; our extensive weekend-long training programme will cover the rest. Once trained, you’ll have ongoing support and retraining opportunities throughout your time with us.

Think this might be for you? We take on applications at various points throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram or visit the Go Volunteer website for more information on when and how to apply:

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 must complete 3 shift

Commitment

We then expect volunteers to complete a minimum of 3 shifts per term.

DBS required?

No

Details of training provided

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