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

Airport Commission

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one full term seat on its Airport Commission, the term is for a three year term expiring September 19, 2024. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay.

The Commission consists of five voting members. Four members shall be tenants/lessees of the Cottonwood Municipal Airport or have a working knowledge of aviation matters. One member should not be required to be a tenant/lessee of the Cottonwood Municipal Airport nor be required to have a working knowledge of airport matters, however, the member must live within the corporate limits of the City of Cottonwood and shall represent the general public interest. The applicant filling this open seat must be filled by a member representing the general public interest and does need to be a tenant/lessee of the Cottonwood Municipal Airport or have working knowledge of aviation matters.

The Commission works in an advisory capacity on matters relating to the Cottonwood Municipal Airport. The Commission supports City Council and staff through assisting in the support and enhancement of the Airport and its operation to deliver optimum services and safety to its citizens and the users of the airport.

Anyone interested in serving the community in this capacity is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer position. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 821 N. Main Street, by calling 928-340-2713, or online at here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 pm Friday, September 3, 2021.

For further information about the Commission, please contact Jeff Cook Interim Airport Manager at 928.340.2714.


Planning and Zoning Commission


The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Planning and Zoning Commission a partial term expiring July 22, 2023. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay. All seven commission members must be residents of Cottonwood living within the incorporated city limits.

The Commission is 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.

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

Cottonwood residents interested in serving the community are encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer position. Board/Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 821 N. Main Street, by calling 928-340-2713, or online at here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 pm Friday, September 3, 2021.

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

Historic Preservation Commission

​​The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Historic Preservation Commission for a partial term expiring February 16, 2024. 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 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 Friday, September 3, 2021.

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




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. This position will work out of the Victim Services office in the Cottonwood Municipal Court.

Volunteers must have the ability to pass an in-depth departmental background check including a certified polygraph test, must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, must possess a valid AZ driver’s license; and experience in victim assistance or advocacy is preferred but not necessary.

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, 821 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2713, or online at https://az-cottonwood.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?RequisitionId=74305&SourceId=4852.

*Unlike most volunteer positions, this position requires a City of Cottonwood employment application to be submitted. Follow the link above to submit your application.    


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