1. You understand and adhere to our mission statement:
“Hands and Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias towards communication modes or methodology. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to reach their highest potential.”
2. You can support communication choices made by individuals and families that are different from your own personal belief system, and you will not allow bias to interfere with your function and participation on this Board.
3. You will regularly attend scheduled Hands & Voices Board meetings, which may be held at different locations in the state. If you are unable to attend, you will contact the Board President. A participation of at least 75% of general Board meetings per year is required (four out of six meetings) to continue your service on the Board.
4. You will participate on subcommittees, at least one per year as needed. Subcommittees could include advocacy, Resource Guide committee, public awareness/advertising, finance, grant writing/search, others, as needed.Hands & Voices depends on the continuing support of parents and professionals, and we greatly value your input to this organization.
If you agree with and are able to commit to fulfilling the above responsibilities, please fill out the below application and submit the form to complete your application.