There are two ways you can get involved with Nightline Leicester!
Join the Nightline Publicity Team
One way is to join our fantastic publicity team (formerly known as Friends of Nightline). Nightline is always looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to help make a difference by planning, running and organising fundraising and awareness events throughout the year. These include everything from popcorn stalls in the union to Nightlive-our local gigs in aid of Nightline.
You would be a vital member of the association, promoting Nightline on campus and around Leicester, and ensuring that all Leicester students know there is a non-judgemental, non-advisory, confidential, anonymous and non-directive listening service available for them whenever they need it.
Being part of the publicity team is also a fantastic addition to your CV, developing a range of skills including team-work, communication, organisation, time-management and creativity; whilst helping to develop our funds which allows the service to improve.
Become a Listener
A listener's job is to pick up the phone and listen to callers. It is a challenging and rewarding role and Nightline is always keen for open-minded and motivated volunteers to help support students.Listening volunteers are essential for the service to run, and provide assistance to callers for a variety of situations, whether it be for a taxi number, for a chat, to talk about relationship or health issues - we are there for everything. As the service is anonymous, listening Nightliners are asked not to advertise that they volunteer, and unfortunately cannot also volunteer with Friends of Nightline. However, as part of our team you can log all your volunteer hours so that they appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). You also develop strong communication skills, team-work and confidence.
We have two main listening volunteer recruitment periods each academic year, namely shortly after freshers in October and another shortly after refreshers in January/February. Listeners will be invited to a short informal interview in mid-October or mid-January, and if successful, will then attend a training weekend held shortly afterwards. Here we equip volunteers with all the skills and confidence to become Nightline listeners. At the end of the training weekend, you will be ready to become a listener volunteer, or we may suggest further training.