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As a grassroots membership organization, Amnesty International USA is led by volunteers and members across the country. Serving in volunteer leadership positions is a great way to help protect human rights while gaining valuable skills and contacts. People with all different backgrounds and interests serve as volunteer leaders.

We have several types of volunteer leadership positions, focused on different issues or skills.


Opportunities

  • Area Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that local groups, sometimes called local chapters, have the support and alignment they need to help protect human rights. To explore becoming an Area Coordinator, contact our Field staff.
  • Student Area Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that student groups, sometimes called clubs, have the support and alignment they need to help protect human rights. If you’re interested in becoming a Student Area Coordinator, contact our Field staff.
  • Legislative Coordinators work in the states to advance policies to protect human rights. Learn more about becoming a Legislative Coordinator.
  • Country Specialists and Thematic Specialists are volunteers with expertise in specific areas who work with staff and other members to develop and implement our strategies. To explore becoming a specialist, contact our Member Support and Training Team.
  • State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinators work with staff, members, and partner groups at the state level to help abolish the death penalty. To learn more about this role, contact our Member Support and Training Team.
  • Members are elected to serve on the Board of Directors. To learn more about Board service, contact the Nominating Committee.

You can also explore careers at Amnesty International USA and volunteer opportunities.