Are you involved with your child's school? Do you volunteer with their classroom or the PTA/PTO?
My son goes to a small school with only 100 medically fragile special needs children ages 2-6. I'm the PTA President this year. Last year I was the PTA Secretary and the year before that I was just a PTA member. It is a lot of work, even with just a smaller amount of people. We have 6 people (including myself) on our PTA board which is wonderful, but none of them are reliable except the Treasurer. It makes things difficult when planning and getting stuff done. But it's all volunteer so if people don't put in the effort there's nothing I can do about it. Although, it's slightly annoying at times because I think to myself, "Why volunteer to do something if you aren't going to do the work?"