Volunteer

Applications are OPEN

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

By volunteering with Nightline and offering your time to listen, you will be able to make a real difference to struggling students. 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

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?

Of course! Before you become an active volunteer 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.

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 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. Application forms are available below; 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.