A Listener is specially trained to work the night shift taking phone calls, and answering emails from students. You do not ask for personal details or lecture, just actively listen and support. You can never publicly say you are a Nightline Listener, as you have to remain anonymous. You cannot tell people out of the service anything about the phone calls you take.
Currently, we do not run a service due to a lack of volunteers, so we desperately need students to volunteer.
Please have a look at the role description for a Listener. If you are interested in applying, then just fill out this form and email it to [email protected]
If your application is accepted, you will be invited to an interview at a mutually convenient time. If successful at interview, you will be required to attend a compulsory training session.
Friends of Nightline (Promotional Team)
Friends of Nightline are student volunteers, whose aim is to promote Nightline and its service. These amazing volunteers are not Nightline Listeners, and do not volunteer on the Friday night shifts. Instead, their role is to:
Manage the Northampton Nightline Facebook page;
Run the Nightline stall at Union Day;
Implement marketing campaigns about Nightline;
Organise awareness campaigns relating to de-stress from exams, home sickness or mental health (to name a few).
These volunteers are not trained to support students, like our Listeners. So, if you see them with their T-shirts, ask them about the service, but remember that they only promote it.
To get more information on becoming a Friends of Nightline volunteer, please email [email protected]
All of our clubs and societies are run by a committee.
A committee is a team of people that lead, organise and publicise a group within your Students’ Union.
It can be really rewarding as well as being a great way to gain experience and invaluable skills for your future career.