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 links for our upcoming training weekend can be found here.

During the pandemic, we moved training to an online format 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 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.