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

Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two seats on its Historic Preservation Commission for full three-year terms. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay. The available seat may be filled by a resident of the incorporated City of Cottonwood or a non-resident with substantial ties to the City.

The Commission consists of seven members, five of whom shall be residents of the city. The two members whom need not be residents of the city must have substantial ties within the corporate limits of the city, such as owning real property, owning a business, employment within the city limits, or based on any other factors deemed relevant by the City Council. Professional experience in the fields of architecture, planning, history, archaeology, or construction is highly desired, but not required.

The Commission works in an advisory capacity on matters relating to historic preservation, works to increase the public awareness of the values of historic preservation efforts, assists in developing procedures to protect and enhance historic resources, and maintains a historic preservation plan for the City of Cottonwood. The Commission also reviews development within historic districts, maintains the local historic properties inventory, and assists with designating historic landmarks for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Any resident interested in serving the community is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer opportunity. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 821 N. Main Street, by calling 928-340-2713, or online here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 pm July 5, 2022.

For further information about the Commission, please contact Jim Padgett in the Community Development Department at 928-634-5505, x 3320.


Planning and Zoning Commission

​​The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Planning and Zoning Commission for a partial term expiring July 22, 2023. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay. The available seat must be filled by a resident of the incorporated City of Cottonwood.

The Commission is responsible for the review of and 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, interior design, planning, fine arts, etc. 

The Commission typically meets once a month, however, may meet as needed as part of a public hearing process. On-going attendance is essential.

Any resident interested in serving the community is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer opportunity. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 821 N. Main Street, by calling 928-340-2713, or online here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 pm July 5, 2022.

For further information about the Commission, please contact Scott Ellis in the Community Development Department at 928-634-5505, x 3321.

Public Safety Retirement Board


The City of Cottonwood Public Safety Personnel Board is seeking applicants to fill a voluntary, non-paid position as a voting member for a four-year term.

The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board for the City of Cottonwood administers the Police and Fire Departments’ retirement system benefits, approves new members into the system, hears and takes action on retirement and disability claims, and analyzes annual reports with respect to the administration of the system.

Any resident interested in serving the community is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer opportunity. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 821 N. Main Street, by calling 928-340-2713, or online here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 pm July 5, 2022.

For more information regarding the board, please contact Kirsten Lennon, Financial Services Director at 928-340-2712.

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://ctwpl.info/Pages/Index/141802/apply-to-volunteer---adults

Volunteer applications can also be picked up at the Library.


  
Other Area Volunteer Opportunities

  
 
  

You can also check these organizations for volunteer opportunities: Email the Human Resources Director if you would like your organization's volunteer link here.https://ctwpl.info/Pages/Index/141802/apply-to-volunteer---adults