Join the Owls!

Get involved with this immenseley rewarding project by becoming a Nightline volunteer!

As a Nightline volunteer, you will develop skills such as active listening, teamwork empathy and more. We recruit and train student volunteers to cover overnight shifts (8pm-7am) answering phone calls, and instant messages from students who need someone to talk to. Students wishing to volunteer for Nightline must first attend an informal interview with our Vice President Welfare and a member of our leadership committee. Students who pass the interview stage are then invited to attend a two-day training weekend, which you must complete in full and pass before being able to sign up to shifts.

We also recruit ‘Friends of Nightline’, students who don’t volunteer for overnight shifts but want to help promote and raise awareness of the service. For more information about volunteering with Nightline, or to apply, please email


Newcastle Volunteering Centre

Newcastle Volunteering Centre are commissioned by the Council to support and celebrate volunteering opportunities across the city.

Explore their website to take a look at what’s on offer.


Young Trustees Network

Some charities really struggle to find young people to sit on their trustee boards. You can be part of the decision –making for large scale charities and gain loads of experience at the same time.


Do it Newcastle

Do it Newcastle advertises volunteering opportunities within the community. You can search via your postcode and see what’s available in your local area.


Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring offer the opportunity to volunteer as a tutor to support primary and secondary school children. They support students form disadvantaged backgrounds and help them progress to further education, employment or training.


NU TARGETconnect

Log into the Careers’ Service’s Target Connect portal with your student details to find volunteering opportunities with local companies, internships and part time jobs for students.



Students in Newcastle Forum

This Forum brings together local authorities, organisations, service and students to discuss the issues affecting students key members of Newcastle community.

Find out what was discussed in the previous academic year in your local community HERE.  And if it sounds like something you want to get involved in, email and make the student voice heard!


Neighbourhood Community Champions

Do you want to get involved in your local community and foster a healthy community spirit? Than this role is for you! Email and make the student voice heard!


Student Foodbank Champion 


Are you passionate about ensuring no student goes hungry? Do you have an interest in nutrition on a shoestring? Than get involved by being a Foodbank Champion and running this exciting and new service, email for more details.


British Heart Foundation, Pack For Good Champion

Bag it. Beat it!

NSU have partnered with British Heart Foundation, and together we make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people who are living with heart and circulatory diseases. Want to get involved in leading this campaign, then find out more by emailing