Volunteer Opportunities Open Statewide

Board of Directors, Committee, Professional Advisory Board and Local Positions

California Hands & Voices is looking for diverse* individuals who have a strong passion for our mission** who are interested in contributing their time and talent to our board of directors, committees, locally or as a professional advisory member. Our team is made up of parents of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, professionals who work in the field and individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our by-laws require that parents of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing make up a majority of our board.

Do you have an interest in any of the following areas?

  • Family Engagement (Events, Workshops/Presentations)
  • Family Services (Mentorship, Outreach Liaison w/ diverse Stakeholders, ASTra) 
  • Communication (Newsletter, Social Media, Membership, Technical Support, Translation of Materials)
  • Governance (Board Policies and Procedures, Board Recruitment and Training)
  • Finance (Budget and Finance Policies, Decisions and Procedures)
  • Grant Writing & Fundraising (Operations, Local and Statewide funding) 


  • Alignment with our Mission
  • Attend board meetings
  • Actively participate in discussions
  • Serve on a Board Committees
  • Attend and support events
  • Maintain paid membership

Current Open Board Positions

Regional Representatives

  • Region 1 – Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Mendocino, Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc Plumas, Sierra
  • Region 3 – Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo
  • Region 4 – Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey
  • Region 5 – Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
  • Region 6 – Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Fresno, King, Inyo, Mono, Tulare, Kern
  • Region 9 – Riverside, San Bernardino

Board Secretary

The Secretary shall oversee and maintain accurate minutes of all meetings of the members of the board. The Secretary shall be custodian of the organization’s documents, correspondence, and records; he/she shall prepare all correspondence on behalf of the organization; and shall perform from time to time other such duties as the Board or the President may direct. The duty of recording minutes at Board meetings can be delegated.

Use this form for consideration on the CA H&V Board of Directors:

Commitment: 3-5 Hours Per Month Average

Current Open Volunteer Positions:

  • Camp Committee Volunteer at CA H&V Northern California Family Camp
  • General Committee Members Statewide

Use this form to sign up for volunteer opportunities:

Commitment flexible based on your schedule and the needs of the committee

Please contact us if you have any questions and or to send an email expressing your interest

Board President, Kasey Cain: 
Executive Director, Cora Shahid:  

*Our chapter is currently seeking individuals with different backgrounds and lived experiences, including DHH Plus/Deaf Disabled, rural, race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, or immigration status.  In addition, diversity encompasses dimensions of religion, gender, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, and other characteristics that comprise.  H&V HQ has built a strong network of diverse families, professionals, modality-based groups, service providers, family-based organizations and individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and we hope you will consider applying to a board position if that is of interest to you. 

**Mission:  California Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in a respectful and non-judgmental manner regarding language opportunities, communication tools or educational approaches. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing to reach their highest potential.