Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Nightline Dundee! We would not be able to operate without our student team.

We have two different ways students can volunteer! Either through being a ‘Listener’ or a ‘Friendly Face’! This helps to provide all students opportunities to get involved, depending on your levels of commitment, skills and level of comfort.

Friendly Faces

Friendly faces are individuals who would like to volunteer but do not have the time for shifts, communication skills or desire to listen. Instead Friendly Faces will help our Public Faces (Committee members) with stalls, fundraising, posters and much more! This role is essential in developing knowledge of the service across the University of Dundee.


Listeners are the anonymous individuals who are willing to listen, to give up time for training and going on shifts and are dedicated to offering a service where students can speak about anything and everything.

By volunteering with Nightline and offering your time, you will be able to make a real difference to struggling students either through listening or by helping with publicity as a Friendly Face. It is a hugely fulfilling experience but also carries a lot of responsibility, which is why we have an application process.

Who are we looking for?

  • Enthusiastic individuals who can work well as part of a team, with a genuine interest in volunteering for this service
  • Applications are open to all matriculated students of the University of Dundee and Abertay University
  • A good understanding of written and verbal English is essential for Listeners, however this is less important for Friendly Faces

Do I need experience?

No prior experience is required – however, if you have volunteered in the past, we would like to hear about it!

Will I be trained before going on shift either as a Listener or Friendly Face?

Of course! Before you become an active Listener you will attend a full weekend of training to equip you with all the skills you require to be a competent and confident active Listener. Friendly Faces will also attend separate training that is more specific for your role! This also ensures that you can continue to use Nightline as a service!

Will I receive any recognition for my volunteering work?

If you choose to, we can help you to sign up to the Saltire Awards Scheme which will reward your hours of commitment at certain milestones (100, 200, 500). When you’re on 12-hour shifts, you’d be surprised at how quickly these can be achieved! For confidentiality reasons, your certificates must remain in the Nightline office for as long as you volunteer with us.

How can I find out more information?

More information on Nightline Dundee is available on the About tab and on our Facebook page. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the Recruitment Officer by emailing nightlinerecruit@dundee.ac.uk.

Please view our volunteer policy and equal opportunities policy before applying:

Volunteer Policy
Equal Opportunities Policy

Please note: due to the confidential nature of Nightline, please keep your interest in volunteering and each stage of the application process to yourself.

How do I apply?

Nightline recruits volunteers at various points throughout the year – please check at the top of this page to see if applications are being taken at this time. Both application forms are available under Volunteer; once completed, your application will be reviewed and you will be invited to an interview.  All being well, following the interview we will invite you along to an upcoming training weekend as a listener or a reduced version for Friendly Faces!