Volunteering

Glasgow Nightline is always looking for volunteers. We recite both listening volunteers, to run our service, as well as volunteers to help publicise GU Nightline. Both are extremely rewarding, however listening for Nightline requires commitment both during and after training.

To maintain the anonymity of our listening volunteers, the listening and publicity volunteers work in two separate teams.

  • Listening Volunteers
  • Publicity, Fundraising & Outreach (PFO) Volunteers

Listening Volunteer Application

If you are interested in listening for Nightline, 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 at the beginning of each semester. Our two main training dates are usually in September and January. 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]

If you have missed our training dates in September and January then you could consider supporting Glasgow Nightline by applying to be a PFO volunteer. This will allow you to still get involved with Nightline before the next listening training session!

Anonymity

We are an anonymous service, which includes both our callers and the volunteers who listen to them.

It is therefore very important that you do not tell anyone that you are thinking of training with us, or (if you are selected) that you are a volunteer. Your trainers can explain this policy in greater detail at your first meeting.

Commitments

  • 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.

Publicity, Fundraising & Outreach Volunteer Application

The PFO team is responsible for putting Nightline’s publicity strategy into practice. We’re looking to recruit volunteers for PFO in a number of areas — if you volunteer, you can specialise or do a variety of different things.

Creative? Interested in student welfare? Glasgow Nightline is currently recruiting a team of publicity and fundraising officers. The role can involve designing publicity and fundraising campaigns and events, creating publicity materials, and raising awareness of the issues students face. It’s a great chance to apply your skills to a cause that matters. You can apply for the role here.

Creatives

Nightline needs to present itself in a professional manner to Oxford’s students, but also to reach those who might benefit from the service it provides. We need talented designers, artists, photographers and writers who can help us produce consistently high-quality publicity material — from flyers and posters to websites, blog posts and T-shirts.

Management

If you think you’d be good at managing projects and other people, we’d be keen to hear from you. PFO is expanding and we need people who can plan and delegate to keep it running.