If you’re a good listener and think you could be empathetic and non-judgmental to students calling on a wide range of issues, even if it’s at 4am, perhaps Nightline is for you. By volunteering you can put something positive back into the student community whilst meeting a wide variety of other students.
No previous experience is required, and all we ask is that you are a student here at Bangor. As long as you can respect our core principles and want to learn, full training is provided. You can get as much or as little involved in Nightline as you like. If you just want to take calls with us, that’s fine, but equally if you want to get more involved and want to join the committee, or a sub-committee, that’s fine too.
Volunteers are required to do at least four shifts per semester – but you can choose when in order to fit around your academic and social commitments. You’ll also be required to attend an intensive training event to develop your skills, as well as some on-going training sessions. Shifts usually run from 6pm until 12am, and there will always be others there to support you. Nightline also gives you the opportunity to meet lots of new people through training events, shifts, and social events. By volunteering with Nightline, you can also gain Millennium Volunteering hours and receive certificates for your commitment.
Joining Nightline provides a whole host of benefits to yourself too. As well as learning the invaluable skill of active listening and gaining experience in dealing with sometimes difficult situations, Millennium Volunteering accreditation is widely recognised and shows your dedication.
Nightline is also unique in terms of letting you decide when you commit your time to volunteering, because you decide what nights you will help on.
Interested? See the registration page to sign-up. Due to the anonymity of the service, please be sure not to inform anyone within the university that you are interested in volunteering. Further volunteering options exclusively for Nightline volunteers also regularly arise with our umbrella organisation, the Nightline Association.