NightSafe provides immediate support and signposting to vulnerable students on each YUSU club night, as well as various special events throughout the year. NightSafe volunteers work in groups of three and patrol the city centre, working with venue managers, security staff and the emergency services. Each group is made up of one Team Leader and two ordinary volunteers who wear hi-vis uniforms and are equipped with CCTV and radio for maximum security.
Volunteer recruitment typically takes place at the end of the spring term, and training occurs in week 0 of the autumn term, ready for the new academic year. Volunteers will receive training on first aid (either First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work), mental health helping skills (including active listening), conflict management, river safety, safeguarding, and homelessness. There are numerous support systems in place to help volunteers.
We are funded predominantly by external grants.
To volunteer with Nightsafe, an enhanced DBS check is required.
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