Join us

All our volunteers are Durham students, coming from a variety of backgrounds. No previous experience is necessary to become a volunteer with us.

Prospective volunteers must first attend one of our training weekends, after which there will be an interview process.
Fluent and clear spoken English is a required skill. Volunteering commitment is flexible above our minimum commitment of two duty shifts per term.


The sign up link for the upcoming training weekend is below:

Training Weekend Sign-Up

During the pandemic, we moved training to an online via Zoom and Slack, this is our back up if in person can not happen for any reason. 

  • All Durham students are invited to attend our training weekends.

  • Regardless of whether you’re considering volunteering for Nightline, training for welfare, or simply just interested in improving your listening skills, we encourage you to attend the weekend.

  • We run a training weekend once a term, in October, February, and June.

  • The weekends consist of a series of talks given by field experts on topics such as depression, anxiety, suicide, loss and bereavement, and identity. These talks are accompanied by group workshops where we use role-plays to practice listening skills.

  • We publicise every training weekend across our social media channels, so keep a look out on those if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Quote: My favourite part of Nightline is definitely the other volunteers. I feel like I learn a lot just by being around them and everyone is so supportive that you never feel like you have no one to talk to.