Take on a leadership role in Amnesty Canada and learn more about human rights
Sign up to be a youth organizer
For more information about becoming a youth organizer fill out our new volunteer form
Organizers are activist leaders with AICS(ES) who are excited to take action on human rights issues in creative and critical ways in their community.
AICS (ES) is committed to having youth perspectives at the centre of all its human rights work and we encourage youth from across the country to apply. The Organizer position is an excellent opportunity for young people to take on a leadership role within AICS (ES), to learn about issues that matter to them and what they can do to make a difference.
- Support the coordination of actions for Amnesty International campaigns.
- Provide advice and input into the development of activism strategies.
- Experiment with strategic and creative ways to take action e.g. banner drops, MP visits, vlogs.
- Provide support, guidance, and information to Amnesty activists in their community so they can more effectively take action on human rights issues.
- Working as part of a team (national/regional/local), as well as cooperatively with various other people in their community.
- Build relationships and collaborate with community networks that are aligned with Amnesty’s human rights work, including grassroots collectives, NGOs, and impacted communities who have a direct relationship with the issues.
- Time commitment will vary from week to week but will likely range from 5-10 hours per month.
- Coordinating minimum 2-3 actions throughout the year
- Attending an Orientation, 2-3 campaign briefings and activist trainings as needed
- Communicates with staff and supporters through conference calls, Slack and emails.
- Please note that this position is for one year, with a possible extension to two years. Continuing as an Organizer will be based on a check-in every 3-4 months with an assigned mentor, and participating in regional meetings or trainings as offered. The check-ins will include a list of public activities initiated or attended and a description of contacts, engagement, and the types and levels of activism generated. The mentor will provide timely feedback as needed and work in a collaborative way to support the Organizer.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Basic knowledge of Amnesty International campaigns and practices.
- Enthusiastic motivator able to work with people of diverse backgrounds
- Able to work independently and have reliable access to a phone and e-mail.