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.


•  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.

•  Student Activist Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that student groups, sometimes called clubs, have the support and alignment they need to help protect human rights.

•  Legislative Coordinators work in the states to advance policies to protect human rights.

•  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.

•  State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinators work with staff, members, and partner groups at the state level to help abolish the death penalty.

•  Criminal Justice Advocates serve as local coordinators for Amnesty’s work on police use of force and death penalty abolition advocacy in their state.

more Opportunities

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.