Join our team! Exciting new volunteer opportunities: Local Organizers and Youth Organizers
by Shauna MacLean, Youth & Student Coordinator
The Activism Team at Amnesty Canada would like to announce two exciting initiatives: the Local Organizer and Youth Organizer. These are new volunteer opportunities for Amnesty International (AI) activists across the country interested in supporting activism in their communities.
The Youth Organizers’ main role is to be the direct link between Amnesty Canada’s Youth and Student Program and youth activists at the local level. This leadership opportunity for youth is a new initiative for the Youth and Student Program. Youth Organizers help organize and facilitate youth and student group activities and campaign opportunities, act as a liaison between youth and student groups, community groups, staff and other volunteer leader. They also get to work with some fantastic activists and learn some great new skills while doing so.
We have established teams in various cities, and are looking to grow these teams and will consider setting up teams in new cities.
The Local Organizers’ main responsibility is to reach out to others and encourage them to engage in human rights activism through Amnesty International. This includes looking for opportunities to showcase Amnesty International in various community settings and following up with individuals who have contacted them or an Amnesty office expressing an interest in getting involved. They connect individuals new to Amnesty with other AI activists and leaders in the community, and make sure they have the support and resources they need. We have established small teams of Local Organizers in Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax and welcome new applications from these cities. Applicants from the Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa will be invited to join specialized volunteer teams currently operating in those two cities. We welcome applications from elsewhere across Canada to help us determine where to establish other teams of Local Organizers.