Organize A Citizens Group
Many philanthropic or community science organizations around the country have made it their mission to improve their local community through science and science advocacy. By joining or starting a local science community group, you can find a way to extend your impact beyond the bench.
Some locally based science organizations have helped to support underrepresented minorities to the sciences; others have helped advocate for the preservation of natural resources. Find more examples and resources to help you find or start your own local community science organization by looking for a local branch of your relevant science societies, reading examples from other scientists, or participating in programs like the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program.