Volunteer with us
Amnesty International Australia is a proud People Powered movement founded on the work of volunteers and activists all around the country. We’re passionate and dedicated individuals who refuse to stand by when human rights are at threat and who demand dignity, freedom, justice and equality for all. And we’re unstoppable together.
By refusing to stay silent in the face of injustice, our volunteers and activists have helped change the lives of people whose human rights have been denied. Here’s an example of some of our amazing wins from our 2020 Write For Rights campaign.
Some of the great things that our volunteers support us with include:
- Important research that helps inform our campaign work
- Data entry and admin support to helps things running smoothly behind the scenes
- Creating engaging content and important updates for supporters and fellow activists
- Coordinating and planning grassroots events and community campaigning actions
Whether you’re ready to volunteer on a regular basis or you can only commit once in a while, whether you’re brand new to the world of volunteering and activism or you’re a veteran volunteer with a whole host of skills you can bring to the table, there’s lots of different ways to get involved with us and make an impact!
Please click the button below for all current volunteer positions:
Other ways to get involved
If you can’t find something that suits what you’re after, there are plenty of other ways to get involved:
Amnesty Members have an exclusive say in our future campaigns and help steer Amnesty’s direction in defending human rights and challenging injustice. As an Amnesty member, you can nominate for the Board, Board Committees and regional Activism Leadership Committees. Members can also attend our Annual General Meeting and nominate to be Annual General Meeting Voters. Members have had a profound impact on the way we work at Amnesty, passing resolutions that have focused our organisation more strongly on important topics like Indigenous Rights and Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing.
For only $22 each year, you can take your passion for human rights and turn it into tangible action with an Amnesty membership.
Get involved with your local action group
Action Groups and Networks are the driving force behind our People Powered Movement and are integral in leading grassroots human rights campaigning in their communities.
Some of the things our awesome Action Groups and Networks around the country get up to include letter writing in solidarity with persecuted human rights defenders, hosting events in their community like movie screenings or speaking tours, engaging with local media, gathering petition signatures at their weekend market, meeting with their local MPs and organising vigils and protests. Joining an Action Group or Network is an excellent way to meet and connect with other like-minded activists in your community and take action together.
Not sure where to get started?
We hold monthly online webinar sessions where you can learn more about Amnesty International, the work that we do, and how you can get involved with us. They are relaxed sessions where you can find out what activism at Amnesty International looks like, and explore how you might like to get more involved. To RSVP to an upcoming session, please fill in our Become an Activist form and we’ll get in touch with more details.