If you, too, feel it’s time for some “normal” people to get involved in our government, there are many volunteer opportunities within your local city or county government. These positions are advisory members of boards, commissions, or committees in your municipality. Check out the links below to see where you might fit in.
An interesting position that’s currently open in San Jose is with the Council Appointment Advisory Commission. This commission advises the Council on appointments to Boards and Commissions.
And if this is too formal for you, most cities also offer more loosely organized volunteer spots on the library or parks & rec committees. It’s time to get involved!