A shortage of people volunteering to become school governors in Bristol has led to a recruitment campaign.
More than 100 position are vacant in the role which includes overseeing budgets, hiring teachers and deciding school policies.
A council spokeswoman said many people did not realise you do not have to have children at school to take the role.
"Schools have increasing autonomy. We need a good mix of people from local communities to help them," she said.
Bristol City Council is teaming up with national charity, School Governors' One-Stop Shop, to recruit new school governors from the community.
Every state school in the country has a governing body made up of staff, parents, and community representatives.
They work to manage the strategic direction of the school, including overseeing budgets, recruitment issues and deciding school policy on a range of issues, from health and safety to bullying.