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Become a Nightline volunteer

Are you a student? Are you interested in mental health and active listening? Would you like to join one of our helplines to start taking calls, and more?
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What does it mean to be a Nightline volunteer?

Help students in your community

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Three overnight shifts per month (phone and chat) with a team of volunteers on site

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Attend Nightline stands, and other communication events about your Nightline

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If you want, you can take part in many other activities, essential to the running of the organisation (training, well-being activities, communication...)

A great experience

Discover active listening

All volunteers who take calls are given two weekends of active listening training – around thirty hours – by experienced volunteers. During this training, and by taking calls, volunteers learn how to listen and put aside any personal opinions to support callers all the while respecting our principles. This initial training, which has been developed in collaboration with our professional partners, has been used for over 50 years by Nightlines and other listening services around Europe. Additionally, volunteers receive continuous training throughout the duration of their time with Nightline, through regular group sessions with partner psychiatrists and psychologists. 

 

Helping your peers

By joining Nightline as a volunteer, you can get involved with the listening service and more. Some volunteers can become public faces for the organisation and commit to other fellow students to undertake mental health actions on their campus.

Investing your time in a tight-knit team

Becoming a Nightline volunteer also means giving up one’s time for others, working in a team and participating in the association's social events. And if this all seems a bit déjà-vu to you, we promise that life at Nightline has a lot more to offer and may even take you by surprise! 

And if there's no Nightline where I study?

Nightline France has chosen not to offer remote volunteering to preserve its volunteers' well-being. During our shifts, we offer sharing sessions after each call or chat, so that our volunteers can reflect on the discussion they've just had. We also organise meetings where we share our experiences. These friendly meetings are essentials for our volunteers and are attended by a psychologist. Moreover, we really want each of our volunteers to be a student themselves and to be studying in the city where they take calls so that can really comprehend the issues and topics of our callers.

We are currently working on opening some new nightlines across France in the upcoming months and years: Nightline France aims at offering listening services everywhere in the country by 2025. So if you wish to become a volunteer but there is no nightline where you live, make sure to follow us on our social media to be kept posted!

How do I become a volunteer?

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Simply fill out the form below

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We will contact you to set up an interview, and find out what volunteering with Nightline means to you

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If you are shortlisted, you will be able to take part in two consecutive training weekends which will prepare you for the shifts

I’d like to become a volunteer

If you're a student in Paris, you can become a Nightline volunteer for our English line!