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London Nightline
To provide confidential listening, support and information to students in London throughout the night.

London Nightline is a listening and information service run by students, for students. Our Hotline Volunteers provide emotional listening support to students who need to talk through whatever is on their mind. They undergo extensive training in active listening and empathy, and get to volunteer alongside other students from across London. Great for communication development and fun! If you'd like to work in student mental health and help with our charitable objective of reducing student deaths by suicide, this could be for you.

Training will be in-person in February.


This role requires volunteers to talk to students about whatever is on their mind, using skills picked up during training. We don't give advice, we just offer a safe space to talk. They provide immediate support to students in need. We're open from 18:00-08:00, when other services are closed, but during the hours that many people feel alone, overwhelmed by thoughts, or just want a chat.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Other students from across London.
We provide 3 days of active listening training in person, consisting of teaching and practice, until volunteers feel entirely confident.

Time commitment

We ask volunteers to do 12 shifts per academic year at a minimum - which works out to about 3 or 4 a term. Volunteers choose when their shifts are.
Volunteers who join part way through the year are not required to do 12 shifts.
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.