Across Canada, Amnesty supporters in various volunteer positions use their skills and experience to promote human rights. The rewards of spending your time and energy on this work are immensely satisfying. Amnesty Canada provides training and support for all volunteer roles.
Here are the current options for volunteering, from letter writing and helping at public events to starting a new Amnesty group or taking on a volunteer leadership role. Think about where you’d like to begin and make your selection at the bottom of this page. You can always explore other roles as you become more familiar with our campaigns and actions and who else is involved with Amnesty in your community. Please note that during the summer, our response time may be longer than usual.
Great places to start:
Join or start a community group
Our community groups are part of what makes Amnesty an effective grassroots organization. They help to ensure that Canada is a country that speaks out for the human rights of everyone. There are more than 75 community groups and specialized teams across Canada, always looking for new members to help with letter writing, planning events, and public speaking.Join our Lobby Team:
Join our Lobby Team
Learn how to participate in lobbying and advocacy with Amnesty International. Participate in national lobby days and be ready to respond when we need you to contact decision makers, in-person, online, or even on Twitter, including around the upcoming federal election.
Book Club outreach
Combine the love of reading and human rights by becoming an Amnesty International Book Club Volunteer. Learn about Canadian literature and help raise human rights awareness through reading books. You will enhance important life skills such as leadership, public speaking, and community outreach.
NEW Climate Justice and Corporate Accountability Team
This specialized team will focus on protecting human rights in the context of the climate crisis, particularly where there is a corporate accountability angle; it will pay particular attention to environmental racism and the impacts of the climate crisis on women and girls. This work will be lead by voices and experiences from front line communities who live daily with the consequences of climate heating and pollution. The group will gather via virtual monthly meetings to discuss, share, learn, strategize, support others, raise awareness, advocate and take action.
Some experience required:
If you're in the Ottawa area:
Let's get you started!