Exciting announcement: Committee applications for the next academic year are now open! If you have any questions email us at [email protected] Use the following link to gets details on the roles available and to apply:

Why volunteer for Bristol Nightline?

Volunteering at Bristol Nightline can be a very rewarding experience. As a volunteer you can be a part of a service that supports people when they need it the most, and help fight stigma surrounding mental health. Volunteering can help you develop skills that you can use in other areas of your life, and gain experience in the mental health sector.

Nightline cares about the well-being of every student, and that includes our volunteers! We run socials throughout the year, both with and without alcohol. This past year included nights out to OMG, a group trip to Chance & Counters, and an end of year BBQ. We also were awarded Silver Balloon accreditation this year.

Types of volunteer: 

Bristol Nightline recruits two types of volunteer:

  • Listening – Volunteers who take calls and answer IMs on shift.
  • Publicity – Volunteers who help raise awareness of the service, and mental health issues facing students, through events and campaigns.

Both types of volunteer are important, and volunteers are welcome to switch between roles as they see fit; although they must complete training before taking calls for the service.

Who should volunteer:

All kinds of people can make great volunteers: whether they study Physics or English. The most important characteristics to have are enthusiasm and empathy. Over your training we will teach you all the skills you need to take calls, IMs and emails for the service. You just need to bring energy, and a willingness to take onboard feedback and learn over the process.

Bristol Nightline has a diverse group of volunteers, and we welcome applications from every part of the student community. We’re especially interested to hear from underrepresented student groups such as BME, LGBT+, Disabled, International, Postgraduate, Care Leavers, and Mature & Parents.

Regretfully, Bristol Nightline can only accept listening volunteers who are current students at the University of Bristol. However, non-UoB students are welcome to apply to be publicity volunteers for the service.


Listening volunteer applications are currently closed (please use expression-of-interest form instead)

When listening applications are shut, you can register your interest here:

Apply to join the publicity team as a publicity volunteer:

Apply to join the welfare team as a welfare officer:

Apply to join the facilities team as a facilities officer:

Apply to join the training team as a training officer:


For any questions about volunteering with Nightline, please email the relevant email:

Listening volunteer queries: [email protected]

Publicity team: [email protected] 

General queries and other roles: [email protected]