Leadership Opportunities for Volunteers

This directory lists current openings for volunteer leaders. Click on the links below for a full description. This website also has listings of:

Amnesty International is an international grassroots movement. Much of our work is done by our network of volunteer groups. We have groups in communities and churches and on high school and college campuses. There are professional networks of lawyers and educators. We very much hope that you will consider joining one of these groups.

We invite you to contact us if you would like to join their efforts to release prisoners of conscience, to focus on targeted country campaigns, or to work on other human rights issues such as torture, refugees, and the death penalty. Groups are also involved with outreach and media work in their communities, constantly seeking to increase the visibility of Amnesty International's human rights message. If you would like to consider starting a group in your own community, please contact us and we can provide you with all the information you need to do this, as well as connect you with an experienced Amnesty member who can directly assist you. If you are a student and are interested in starting an Amnesty group at your school, or in finding out if there is a group already, please call us and we will provide you with this information as well.

For the purpose of servicing members, Amnesty International USA divides the United States into five regions, each with a Regional Office. Click here to find the Amnesty regional office nearest you. If you are looking to volunteer outside of the US, contact your nearest national section.

Latest Volunteer Opportunities

April 27, 2011
The Student Activist Coordinator (SAC) is an experienced Amnesty International student or youth volunteer who represents the organization by serving as an advisor to student and youth groups.
April 27, 2011
Area Coordinators (AC) act as organizers in their communities to advance AI's human rights agenda and support the larger human rights movement. They work to build AI's local presence through various a...
April 26, 2011

We are seeking activists to serve as State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinators (SDPAC). The SDPAC keeps AI groups, volunteer leaders, and staff informed of death penalty news in their state and mo...

The State Legislative Coordinator (LC) is an unpaid volunteer leadership position within Amnesty International's volunteer activist structure. LC’s work in conjunction with Amnesty's professional legi...

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