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29th January 2020, 12:25:09 UTC

There are lots of ways to get involved with Amnesty as an activist, from opportunities to take part in global youth meetings to volunteering with us at at festivals and events across Ireland. As we receive a high number of applications, we prioritise individuals who have been involved with us in other ways such as attending events and actions or getting involved in our campaigns and activism activities.

We will post upcoming events and opportunities here. If you would like more information, please email youth@amnesty.ie.

There are lots of ways to get involved with Amnesty as an activist, from opportunities to take part in global youth meetings to volunteering with us at Each year we recruit activists to volunteer and campaign with us at festivals and events across Ireland. As we receive a high number of applications, we prioritise individuals who have been involved with us in other ways such as attending events and actions or getting involved in our campaigns and activism activities.

We will post upcoming events and opportunities here. If you would like more information, please email youth@amnesty.ie.

Upcoming Opportunities

European Youth Meeting 2020 – Call for applications

We are looking for two experienced activists to take part in the European Youth Meeting 2020, which will take place on 31st July – 5th August 2020 in Ajdovščina, Slovenia.

What is the EYM?

The European Youth Meeting is an annual meeting of Amnesty youth activists from across Europe. Activists will meet individuals from around Europe, share ideas, learn new skills and contribute their ideas and thoughts to the wider Amnesty International movement.

Please note that costs for youth activists are fully covered by Amnesty International (accommodation, travel, food).

Requirements

Musts:
• 18-24 years old (in the time of the EYM)
• Experience with volunteering with Amnesty, for example organizing actions or being involved in other activities with Amnesty
• Expected to continue in the organization at least one year after the EYM and committed to multiply the knowledge and skills gained from EYM 2020 on a national or regional level.
• Basic knowledge about human rights and Amnesty International
• Committed and motivated to fully participate in EYM and to share knowledge and experience

Desirable:
• Holds a position in a youth or student group
• Participated in national or regional youth gathering, such as the Amnesty Ireland Student Summit 2019
• Interest in future collaboration with other youth activists/leaders on European-wide level after the EYM.

To apply:

Please send a letter of motivation to LConway@amnesty.ie by 20th March 2020 at 17.00. Applications after this deadline will not be selected.

If you have any questions, please email LConway@amnesty.ie.