Nightline is only made possible thanks to the amazing student volunteers!

Unfortunately, applications to become a new listening volunteer are currently closed. However, we recruit at the beginning of each semester. Becoming a listening volunteer requires commitment both during and after training, with our main training dates usually in September and January. If you have any questions about what it is like to become a listening volunteer, please don’t hesitate to get in contact at: [email protected]


At our core, we are an anonymous service. This includes both our callers and the volunteers.

Therefore, it is very important that you do not tell anybody that you are thinking of training with us, or (if you are selected) that you are a volunteer.


Previous experience is not necessary to become a listening volunteer, however volunteers must be registered students at the University of Glasgow. There are additional commitments to this role, detailed below.

  • Volunteers must be willing to commit to an initial training session that demonstrates to volunteers different ways to apply active listening techniques
  • Volunteers must commit to do one shift per fortnight, usually between the hours 7pm – 7am during term time. Nightline is based in a self-contained University-owned flat, so it is a safe and comfortable space and there is an opportunity to sleep, work or watch TV during a shift
  • Volunteers must be willing to respect confidentiality and anonymity at all times