Nightline Application Form - September/October 2021
It's great that you're interested in joining Sheffield Nightline! For our application process we ask that you fill in this form, and attend a brief intro meeting so we can get to know you. You will receive an email inviting you to an intro meeting soon, please bear with us in organising these. Successful applicants will then be offered a place on our training weekend.
We ask that all our volunteers:
- Sign up to at least five shifts per semester
- Attend hour-long weekly training sessions on Wednesday evenings from 19:30-20:30
Please carefully consider if you are able to commit to Nightline as it is important for us to take on reliable and committed volunteers.
If you have any questions please email us at
Unfortunately as our training process takes time, we cannot accept any applicants in their final year of study (unless you are progressing onto another course in Sheffield e.g. a master's course)
Also, you will be invited to an introduction meeting where you will be having a chat with some of our volunteers and finding out more about the service. Keep checking your emails (and junk email) about when you are invited to come, they will be held on an weekday evening before training weekend (9-10th October).
Please use your UNIVERSITY email address in the field below! If you are starting university this year and do not yet have a university email address, please provide your usual address, and email us with your university one when you receive it.
Expected Year of Graduation
University Course (this is just for our statistics)
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Sheffield
Can you attend our training weekend on the 9th and 10th October (roughly 10am-4pm each day)? If you cannot attend both days of a training weekend you will unfortunately have to apply for our next intake (in February 2022)
How did you hear about volunteering with Nightline?
University Fair (e.g. freshers/activities/volunteering fair)
Posters / flyers around campus
University promotional material e.g. 'give it a go' brochure, uni website etc.
University volunteering office
University faculty/department e.g. recommended by tutor, faculty notice boards etc.
Recommended by a friend
Do you have any medical conditions or accessibility requirements which you would like to make us aware of?
For the following questions, we suggest writing a paragraph (roughly 100 words each)
What made you want to volunteer with Nightline?
What makes you believe you'd be a good calltaker? Do you have any relevant experience?
Tell us an example of when you've shown good listening skills. Why might this be relevant as a Nightline volunteer?
How would you look after yourself after a difficult shift? Why is this important as a Nightline volunteer?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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