Volunteer with Us

Applications for February 2017 entry have now closed. Please do check back for more information at a later date, or feel free to e-mail us on our information e-mail, information available on the Enquiries tab. Applications will re-open again in October 2017.

Could you be a Nightline volunteer?

Volunteering with Nightline is a challenging but rewarding experience. We look for volunteers who are able to listen the concerns of callers, show empathy, and provide emotional support. We are not an advice service, but we do provide a safe space for students to talk about whatever might be on their mind. We don’t judge, and we understand that the experiences of every caller are unique. If this sounds like something you could do, we would love to hear from you!

What training will you receive?

All our callers are thoroughly trained in active listening and our core principles, and will learn how these can be applied to our phone, email and instant-messenger services. We will discuss the types of call that we often receive, so that volunteers feel confident and ready to provide support in a range of situations. Ongoing training throughout the year will help you keep your skills up to date.

What is the time commitment to volunteer?

Volunteers usually take 4/5 shifts per term, which works out to be approximately an evening each fortnight. Shifts are reasonably flexible, and you can request the times which suit you best. In addition to shifts, there is an initial training weekend and an ongoing training session each term.

How do I apply to become a Nightline volunteer?

We recruit new volunteers once a year in October. The application process involves an online form and in person interview. Apply via our online application form.