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.


The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one (1) vacancy on the Council appointed seven (7) member Board of Adjustment (BOA). This is a volunteer, non-paid, three (3) year term opportunity 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, June 28th, 2019.

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

Library Advisory Board

The Cottonwood Public Library is seeking applicants to fill three(3) full term positions on its Advisory Board. This board members will finish their term ending July 20th, 2022 and must reside within the corporate limits of the City. This Board consists of seven members, at least five of who shall reside within the corporate limits of the City.

About The Board

The Library Board is advisory in nature except in the area of adopting policies concerning patron/staff interaction, including a system of fines, developed by the library manager and presented to the board for a majority-vote approval.


In order to accomplish the above tasks successfully, it is necessary for board members to stay current with library events. The manager reports happenings of the previous month to the board on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. from September through May. Most board members are or have been active library volunteers. This is a volunteer position; board members serve without pay.

Board application forms may be obtained from the Human Resources (HR) office.

Applications will be accepted at the HR office through 3 p.m., July 5th, 2018.

Other Area Volunteer Opportunities

You can also check these organizations for volunteer opportunities:

Email the webmaster if you would like your organization's volunteer link here.

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: 

Citizen on Patrol Volunteer Program Description 

The Cottonwood Police Department enjoys an invaluable Citizen on Patrol (COPS) volunteer program. Our agency’s volunteers donate many hours of their personal time each year, enabling us to bolster our ability to serve our citizenry. 

Under supervision of a member within the department, performs a variety of civilian, field, and office law enforcement duties in direct support of safety and non-safety personnel to include but not limited to: performing clerical duties including record keeping; answering telephones; data processing and filing; fingerprint individuals; perform photography duties; provide information and directions to the public; assists with traffic control, assist in the locating or marking of abandoned vehicles, issue parking citations, testify in civil court; uses a computer to process information and prepare reports.

For a complete description and minimum qualifications of the Citizen on Patrol Volunteer opportunity, please click here

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

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.