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 Human Resources related information, please contact Amanda Wilber. If you have any questions regarding vacant positions, please contact Sandra Salas.

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 Adjustments

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Council appointed Board of Adjustment. These are volunteer, non-paid opportunities. This Board is a quasi-judicial decision-making body that hears variance requests and appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator. 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 considering volunteering. Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood City Hall, 827 N. Main St., by calling 340-2732, or on-line at www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Completed applications should be returned to the Human resources Office or Cottonwood City Hall no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, May 11, 2018.

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

Planning and Zoning Commission 

The Cottonwood City Council is seeking candidates to fill one partial seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission. This seat is for two years to complete the remainder of a term for an existing member, which will expire on April 5, 2018.

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., Cottonwood City Hall, 827 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2732, or online at www.cottonwoodaz.gov.  Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office or Cottonwood City Hall no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, May 11, 2018.

Parks and Recreation Commission

The City of Cottonwood is seeking candidates to fill a partial term for an existing member, which will expire on 7/19/2020. 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 the Commission, please consider volunteering. Commission/Board member applications are available at the Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood City Hall, 827 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2732, or on-line at www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office or Cottonwood City Hall no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, May 11, 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 a partial seat on its Personnel Board. This seat is for an existing member, which will expire on December 31, 2018. 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 will all serve a two-year term.

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, please consider volunteering. Commission/board member applications are available at the Human Resources office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood City Hall, 827 N. Main St., by calling 928-340-2732, or online at www.cottonwoodaz.gov. Completed applications should be returned to the Human resources office or City Hall no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, May 11, 2018.


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