Oxford Nightline - for students, by students

19 April 2021

Oxford Nightline logo - the Oxford dreaming spires skyline against a moon with the words Oxford Nightline below - the line whatever's on your mind, we'll listen is to the right of the logo

Oxford Nightline is a confidential listening, support, and information service run by students, for students. The Oxford Nightline Training Organisers share details of the service which Oxford Nightline provides, and how you can join its volunteer team:

Nightline is an independent listening, support, and information service run for students, by students. We aim to provide every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone in confidence – this term, students can ring us on 01865 270270, Skype us at 'oxfordnightline' or message us online at oxfordnightline.org/talk from 8pm - 2am every day and 8pm-8am on Fridays and Sundays from 25 April to 19 June. We aim to return to full listening hours as soon as possible with easing restrictions. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, or try to solve people's problems, but we care about whatever is on your mind and we will listen to whatever you want to talk about without judging or telling you what to do.

Every term we run a training course for people who wish to join our team of volunteers. This teaches the listening and support skills you will need to work for us. Training requires commitment, but is a rewarding and worthwhile experience. It consists of three one-day sessions, either on Saturdays 8, 15 and 22 May or Sundays 9, 16 and 23 May.

If you would like to train to become a Nightline volunteer, please fill out an online training form.

If you would like more information about the training process, or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at training@oxfordnightline.org.

We are also always looking for new volunteers to join our Publicity, Fundraising and Outreach team (PFO). PFO volunteers act as ambassadors for Nightline by talking to students and organising events in their departments. It is not a large time commitment – you can do as much or as little as you have time for – and there are lots of opportunities to learn valuable skills and play a leading role in informing our publicity strategy. If you've got a flair for publicity or an interest in charity PR, please get in touch at publicity@oxfordnightline.org – we'd love to hear from you!