Applications for Spring 2018 now CLOSED.
If you missed the deadline to volunteer then do not worry as we will be recruiting for our next training cycle in the new academic year. In the meantime, if you would like to volunteer for Nightline why not be part of our publicity and fundraising team. You can apply for that here.
FAQs regarding Listening Volunteer Applications
Who can apply?
Anyone can apply for our training cycles as long as you are a current University of Nottingham student and can commit to the dates stated above. If you are applying for our spring training cycle you must NOT be graduating this year as you will not be able to train.
You will be trained in many skills as a Nightliner and will get lots of practice. You don't need any prior experience, but you do need to be willing to learn about our central skills such as empathy, and listening skills. You must also be fluent in English.
Most importantly it must be understood that Nightline is a non-advisory service. If you want to offer advice to people in need, then you cannot do so with Nightline. We are a listening service and we train volunteers to guide callers through their own problems in a non-directive manner. This is a much harder skill, and is more effective than giving advice in helping callers.
What are the benefits of being a Nightliner?
We like to thank our loyal volunteers in a number of ways. We have our own internal award system and give out awards biannually. You can also say that you volunteer with Nightline on your CV, and if you satisfy the commitments listed above during your time with Nightline our Committee regularly supply references.