For the students of DBS, MU, NCAD, RCSI, TCD, TUD & UCD – NiteLine is a listening and information service run by students for students. You can contact NiteLine by phone (1800 793 793) or on instant messaging via niteline.ie
We offer a confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental and non-directive service. Volunteers will undergo a challenging, extensive, and rewarding training process.
NiteLine recruits both call-taking and publicity volunteers.
All our volunteers develop valuable, life-long skills and
experiences and are offered incredible personal and professional opportunities. Skills include:
Any current student of DBS, MU, NCAD, RCSI, TCD, TUD and UCD. NiteLine accepts students of all ages, genders, and academic backgrounds.
A call taking volunteer provides non-judgemental, non-directive and confidential listening to students from our affiliated colleges through online messaging and phone calls. Volunteers receive extensive training and continued support throughout the year.
Volunteers must undergo 24 hours of training as well as practise calls that must be completed outside training sessions. The 2022/2023 training will be done twice a week over 4 weeks in August, or once a week over 8 weeks during semester time.
In-person training is an aspect of NiteLine that we consider very important in integrating new volunteers into our organisation. We expect training to be fully in-person this year, however, it is subject to public health guidelines and the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Volunteers typically do two shifts a month. Volunteers are able to submit their availability a month in advance and can swap shifts if necessary.
During lockdowns, training was carried out online via Zoom. Our volunteers usually take calls from our office in Dublin City Centre. However, depending on Public Health guidance, volunteers may be asked to take instant messaging calls from home.
NiteLine provides free taxis for all its volunteers, ensuring everyone gets home safely.
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