Volunteering

Glasgow Nightline is always looking for volunteers. Listening for Nightline is rewarding, but requires commitment both during and after training.

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in becoming a Nightline volunteer, then please fill out this form: Application Form

Once you have filled out the above form we will then contact you by email as soon as we can. We will give you details on how you can apply for training as well as other details you may need to know before volunteering with us.

We recruit volunteers all through the academic year, and training is at the beginning of each semester. However we plan on running other training sessions throughout the year. So if you have missed our our September and January training sessions then don’t panic! Fill out the application form and we will let you know when next upcoming training date is.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or you want more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Please contact [email protected]

Commitments

  • Are you a good listener?
  • Do you have an interest in voluntary work?
  • Do you enjoy meeting and working with new people?

Nightline is an SRC service run by students that provides a confidential information & listening telephone service to the student community at Glasgow University during the hours of 7pm – 7am.

  • 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 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 is 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.
  • Volunteers must be willing to work as part of a team and allow themselves the opportunity to build valuable inter-personal skills such as listening and communication and further skills if they decide to join the Nightline committee.

Experience is not necessary but volunteers must be registered students at Glasgow University.