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.

Library Advisory Board

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill four seats on its Library Advisory Board. Board members will serve a 3 year term. This Board consists of seven members, at least five of who shall reside within the corporate limits of the City.

The Library Board is advisory in nature except in the areas of adopting policies concerning patron/staff interaction, including a system of fines, developed by the library manager and presented to the board for majority-voter 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 to May. Most board members are or have been active library volunteers. This is a volunteer position; board members serve without pay.

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, February 2, 2018.


Board of Adjustments

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Council- appointed five-member 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, January 19, 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 two partial seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Both seats are for existing members, which will expire on 1/20/2019.

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, January 19, 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, January 19, 2018.

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

Other Area Volunteer Opportunities


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