We’re always looking for new volunteers to join us here at York Nightline. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, studying an arts or science degree, or whether you’ve got any experience in active listening – all we look for is commitment and enthusiasm for providing the service.
Volunteering at Nightline can be extremely rewarding – by being there to listen you could be helping someone when they need it most. By joining the team, you’ll become part of an invaluable service and also have the opportunity to meet people from all corners of university life.
We hold training weekends once a term. We are only able to train a limited number of people each time, so places can be quite competitive. Please note that priority is given to students in the first two years of their course. We cannot train final year students. Dates for our Summer Term training will be released towards the end of Spring Term 2019.
If you want to be a listening volunteer, you should...
Be committed to and passionate for providing the service
Have a high proficiency of spoken and written English
Be willing to remain anonymous and safeguard your anonymity and that of your fellow volunteers
We sadly cannot train you if...
You are in your final year, due to our limited resources and as well as the time commitment volunteering requires
You teach any University of York or York St John students in the form of seminars or tutorials
You are directly involved with student supervision or welfare
If you are interested in volunteering please come along to one of our upcoming taster sessions.
Tuesday 26th February at 6:45pm in AEW/105 (Alcuin East Wing, Heslington West)
Thursday 28th February at 7pm in PZA/106X (Piazza Building, Heslington, East)
Friday 1st March at 7pm in P/T/005 (Physics and Exhibition Centre, Heslington West)
If you have any questions about volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to speak to one of our public faces.