Our interns and volunteers play a critical role in helping us achieve a human rights impact throughout Australia and across the globe.

Without these passionate, dedicated individuals, we would be unable to achieve a human rights impact across Australia and around the world.

Internships

Internships are a great way to get hands on experience in certain areas, or on issues that you’re passionate about.

Volunteering

Amnesty International Australia is an organisation founded on volunteers. Without these passionate, dedicated individuals, we would be unable to achieve human rights impact across Australia and around the globe.

For more information about ways to get involved, please see the volunteers page or contact the Office and Volunteer Coordinator in your local Action Centre:

Principles of volunteering

Amnesty International Australia is proud to have adopted the principles of volunteering created by Volunteering Australia in relation to our work with volunteers.

  • Volunteering benefits the community and the volunteer.
  • Volunteer work is unpaid.
  • Volunteering is always a matter of choice.
  • Volunteering is not compulsorily undertaken to receive pensions or government allowances.
  • Volunteering is a legitimate way in which citizens can participate in the activities of their community.
  • Volunteering is a vehicle for individuals or groups to address human, environmental and social needs.
  • Volunteering is an activity performed in the not for profit sector only.
  • Volunteering is not a substitute for paid work.
  • Volunteers do not replace paid workers nor constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers.
  • Volunteering respects the rights, dignity and culture of others.
  • Volunteering promotes human rights and equality.