Arizona Hands & Voices Board Member Application
Hands & Voices is looking for families/professionals/consumers from all over the state to serve on our board. There may be funds available to help with transportation and childcare during our board meetings, described below. Your application will be considered and voted upon by acting Board members. You will be notified in writing if you are accepted to an initial two-year term. We are asking for a commitment from those wishing to serve as Board members to minimally include:

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.
Email *
Full Name *
Please check each of the following that apply to you: *
I have read the commitment requirements, and I understand and agree to fulfill them should I be accepted to be a member of the Arizona Hands & Voices Board. *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Phone Number *
TTY Number (if applicable)
Why are you interested in serving on the Arizona Hands & Voices Board? *
Can you support a family’s or individual's communication choice that is different from your own personal belief system about modality/methodology? Will communication bias be a challenge for you? Please explain: *
Please tell us about your personal philosophy of communication choices: *
Do you have experience with communication choices that are different from your personal belief system? *
(For parents only) Tell us about your child/children or students, and what your family's approach to communication has been
Are you willing and able to attend meetings in person and, when required, conduct chapter business over the internet? *
If you have any additional information you would like to share with us, please do so below:
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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