NiteLine Dublin is a listening and information service available for free to the students of DBS, MU, NCAD, RCSI, TCD, UCD and their affiliated colleges. Operating in the greater Dublin area since 1993, NiteLine is run by an active volunteer base from these six third level institutions. These student volunteers not only participate in the core activity of NiteLine; the shifts from 21.00-2.30 every night, but also volunteer their time to additional aspects like fundraising, publicity, research, development and training.
NiteLine's management structure consists of +20 individuals who are elected by the wider volunteer base to serve a term of one year. To ensure the engagement of volunteers outside of the core call-taking activities of NiteLine, all other volunteers are organised into subcommittees (e.g. Finance, IT, Morale, etc.)
In 2019, the management team recruited a group of professionals to act as advisors and an interim board of trustees. The function of this advisory board was to ready the organisation for its application for Charity status, which will be made by the end of 2020. With the function of this advisory board complete, NiteLine is now recruiting for several trustees who will provide consistent support and strategic direction to the organisation.
NiteLine's draft Strategic Plan 2021-2025 can be found here. It will be updated to include the new Board of Trustees before being finalised.