Nightline is staffed by our fantastic cohort of student volunteers, who dedicate at least two nights a term to help ensure the smooth running of the service.

All of our volunteers undergo a rigorous training course, including basic first aid, when they become members of Nightline to ensure our callers are treated as best as possible. They are also presented with the opportunity to participate in additional training throughout the year such as mental health, LGBT awareness, culture and diversity and drugs awareness.

Volunteers’ duty hours can be accredited by vTeam – a  scheme run by the Students’ Union which leads to a certified recognition of the hours volunteered. Additionally, volunteers involved in the Big Essex award are able to complete our 25 unit & 50 unit activity tracks.

Being a member of Nightline provides the opportunity to gain a wide variety of transferable skills, such as active listening and team-working. It’s also a lot of fun!

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