Volunteer with Nightline:

Who: Our volunteers are all students of the University of Bath and want to help others through their time at university. Are you a good listener and enjoy supporting others?

Commitment: Volunteering is a flexible term time commitment of at least one night shift every three weeks. Shifts are on campus, well supported and supplied with snacks and beds to sleep in in-between calls. Could you commit to this? Please seriously consider- we would love to welcome you into our Nightline community!

Training: All our volunteers are given full training over one weekend by the Nightline Committee and additional training is available throughout the year. Training is usually run twice a year, one weekend in October and another in early February. You only have to attend one training weekend in order to become a volunteer. To sign up or ask any questions, please email bathnightline@gmail.com (our account that fields all our admin and volunteer requests). It is always a pleasure to hear from interested volunteers!

Current volunteers’ experiences of volunteering:

  • "Nightline has been a great escape from studying and has allowed me to focus my efforts on other things that interest me."
  • "Nightline has had a huge impact on my life here at University, I've made so many new friends and developed lots of new skills, I don't think my experience here at Bath would have been quite as good without it."
  • "When applying for jobs interviewers showed keen interest in my Nightline experience, it was a great talking point."

Benefits: As explained above,

  1. Joining a friendly, supportive community and a way to meet some amazing people. 
  2. Experience that can be used towards the Bath Award.
  3. People experience for your CV.

BUSU: All volunteers are BUSU (Bath University Students' Union) Volunteers and therefore come under the BUSU Volunteer Policy available to view here.