Now recruiting: Grassroots Working Group

Are you interested in helping us develop our grassroots?

The Grassroots Working Group is seeking three new members:

  • A current or recent convenor from a capital city-based Group;
  • A current or recent convenor from a regional-based Group; and
  • An activist who has stepped down from an Amnesty International Australia (AIA) leadership role in the past five years but is not currently involved in another AIA position.

If you don’t fit the above criteria but are interested in joining the working group, please let us know you are interested and outline your current experience in AIA and we will also give your application consideration.

About the Grassroots Working Group

Since 2011, the Grassroots Working Group has been leading the discussion among members and activists on our vision for Amnesty International as a grassroots organisation and how our structures and policies can best support this vision. Last year the group contributed to clarifying the role of branches and increasing activist participation in campaign planning, and has provided activist input to staff projects such as the online activist portal and the training syllabus.

In 2016 the group will also be working on issues such as action group participation and the measuring of current activism by supporters of AIA.

What else is involved?

Members will need to actively participate at least three hours per month, including one meeting per month by teleconference, preparing for meetings by reading documents and undertaking tasks between meetings, and attending at least one weekend per year at a face-to-face or video conference meeting.

How to apply

A brief with further information is available from Paul Toner at

Please send expressions of interest by Monday 9 February.