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.
ACs are volunteers that organize groups in their state to collaborate on initiatives, develop partnerships with other human rights activists, and mobilize to protect human rights.
Country and Thematic Specialists are volunteers with expertise in specific areas who work to develop and implement AIUSA strategies to advance human rights.
Legislative Coordinators (LCs) are volunteers that work in states to advance our legislative priorities to protect human rights.
SDPACs are volunteers that organize and advocate at the state level to abolish the death penalty.
YLA includes four youth leadership roles that provide AIUSA student groups and activists with peer-to-peer coaching, training, resource-sharing, and engagement opportunities, strengthening our collective ability to protect and defend human rights.
The Youth Collective (YoCo) is a national volunteer youth leadership body that provides thought leadership, strategy, consultation, and guidance to AIUSA.
The positions listed above are official state and national volunteer leadership roles. If you are new to grassroots activism and would like to get involved in your community, check out these opportunities!