Volunteer Opportunities

Below is our current list of vacancies. If you wish to submit your application, please send it via mail to the address listed here. If you have any questions regarding any information on this page, please contact Amanda Wilber. 

For a complete summary of all active Boards and Commissions, please view the Citizen's Guide to Boards and Commissions.

The positions listed below are volunteer positions only. You will not be compensated for your time. If you are looking for paid employment, please see our Employment Opportunities page.

You may download a board and commission application form (PDF), or you may submit an electronic board and commission application.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two (2) vacancies on the Council appointed seven (7) member Board of Adjustment (BOA). These are volunteer, non-paid, three (3) year term opportunities for City of Cottonwood residents. This Board is a quasi-judicial decision-making body that hears variance requests and appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator. More details on BOA allowable procedures can be found in Arizona Revised Statutes Section 9-462.06. Training is available. The Board meets on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

If you are a resident of the City of Cottonwood interested in serving your community, please consider volunteering. Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources office, 816 N. Main St., by calling 340-2713, or on-line at www.cottonwoodaz.gov/368/Volunteer-Opportunities . Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, December 28, 2018.

For further information about the Board, contact Community Development Manager Berrin Nejad at 634-5505, x3322.


PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION


The City of Cottonwood is seeking candidates to fill one (1) partial term for an existing member, which will expire on 12/21/2019 on the Parks and Recreation Commission. This is a volunteer appointment; commissioners serve without pay, and are appointed by the City Council.

The Commission acts in an advisory/support capacity to the City Council and the Community Services General Manager. The Commission also assists in the establishment of general priorities and budget items relating to parks development, recreation programs, park land acquisition and capital improvements.

If you are a Cottonwood resident living within city limits and are interested in serving your community as a member of this commission, please consider volunteering. Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2713, or on-line at www.cottonwoodaz.gov/368/Volunteer-Opportunities. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, December 28, 2018.

You may contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 639-3200 if you have any questions regarding the Parks and Recreation Commission.

​PERSONNEL BOARD

The Cottonwood City Council is seeking candidates to fill two seats on its Personnel Board. These seats are for two year terms which will expire on December 31, 2020. The five member board is made up of two citizens at large, who are appointed by the City Council, and three City employees elected by the employees of the City, who all serve two-year terms.

The purpose of the City of Cottonwood Personnel Board is to hear appeals of employees’ grievances, disciplinary actions, and dismissals in accordance with City policy and the policies set forth in the Employee Manual. The Personnel Board is also active in employee recognition programs.

If you are a resident of the City of Cottonwood interested in serving your community in this capacity, please consider volunteering. Commission/board member applications are available at the Human Resources office, 816 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2713, or online at www.cottonwoodaz.gov/368/Volunteer-Opportunities. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, December 28, 2018.

​PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION


The Cottonwood City Council is seeking candidates to fill three seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Each seat is for a three year term, set to expire in January of 2022.

Commission members are responsible for the review of land use proposals (conditional use permits, zoning, subdivisions, code amendments and other special planning projects), as well as issues pertaining to architectural style, building design/materials, colors, landscaping, signs, etc.  Preference will be given to applicants with a design-related background, training or experience, including architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, planning, fine arts, etc.

Candidates must be residents of the City of Cottonwood, and willing to meet as needed as part of a public hearing process.  The Commission typically meets once a month.  On-going attendance is essential.

If you are interested in serving your community, please consider volunteering.  Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2713, or online at https://cottonwoodaz.gov/368/Volunteer-Opportunities. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office or City Hall no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, December 28, 2018.

Victim Assistance Program Volunteer


Under general supervision, this position supplements and enhances the activities of the Victim Assistance program, and ensures victims of crimes are aware of support and assistance series available to them; and performs related duties as assigned.

Volunteers must have the ability to pass an in-depth departmental background check including a formal psychological evaluation and a certified polygraph test, must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, must possess a valid AZ driver’s license; and experience in victims assistance or advocacy is preferred.

If you are interested in serving your community in this capacity, please consider volunteering. Further details and application instructions are available at the Human Resources office, 816 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2713, or online in the career portal


Cottonwood Public Library

The library is a vital part of our community.Your time and talents would greatly assist the growing number of citizens from the Verde Valley who make use of our facility.Volunteer opportunities are available in both the Youth Services and the Adult areas of the library, so take your pick of the area you prefer. (Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age for the Youth Services area, and at least 18 years of age for the Adult area.) 


Click here to sign up online:https://libraries.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2719518.jsp

Click here to print out the Volunteer application: 
http://www.ctwpl.info/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Volunteer%20Application%202018.pdf


Other Area Volunteer Opportunities



You can also check these organizations for volunteer opportunities:
Email the Human Resources Manager if you would like your organization's volunteer link here.