Listening Volunteer

Are you able to listen but not judge? Can you give information but not advice? Can you spare a few nights every term to support other students?

Edinburgh Nightline is run entirely by student volunteers, responsible for taking calls and e-listenings, for fundraising, and for the general upkeep of the service. Our listening volunteers are an integral part of our organisation and receive an extremely high level of initial and ongoing training, based around training delivered by other organisations such as the Samaritans.

The welfare of our volunteers is something we value greatly. Listening volunteers are provided with support throughout their role, with our dedicated welfare team available from when you first register your interest until your final duty.

Am I the right person for Nightline?

We are always looking for students who are able to listen with empathy without judging or trying to give advice. You must be able and willing to keep any involvement you have in Nightline a secret.

Our training sessions run once per semester and no experience is required – just enthusiasm for our cause. We ask that volunteers can attend specific training days, and are willing to commit to one duty every 2-3 weeks.

The application period for September 2017 is now CLOSED. If you would like to register your interest for February 2018, click here and we’ll send you an email nearer the time.

If you have any questions, email