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

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two (2), three year term seats on the Airport Commission. Commission positions are non-paid, volunteer and are appointed by the City Council.

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

If you meet the above minimum requirements and are 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 928-340-2713, or online here. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office or Cottonwood no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, December 13, 2019. 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two (2) vacancies on the Council appointed seven (7) member Board of Adjustment (BOA). One term is for a full three (3) year period and one (1) partial-term seat expires May 5, 2021. These are volunteer  opportunities 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 here. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, December 13, 2019.

For further information about the Board, contact Interim Community Development Manager Scott Ellis at 634-5505, x3321. 

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one (1) partial term seat on its Library Advisory Board expiring January 21, 2021. This Board consists of seven members, at least five of who shall reside within the corporate limits of the City. This position must be filled by a resident of the incorporated City of Cottonwood.

The Library Advisory 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 Director and presented to the board for a majority-voter approval.

In order to accomplish the above tasks successfully, it is necessary for board members to stay current with library events. The board generally meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. 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., by calling 928-340-2713, or online here. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office or Cottonwood no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, December 13, 2019. 

For further information about the Board, contact Library Director, Ryan Bigelow, at 634-7559, x 2780.

​PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

The City of Cottonwood is seeking candidates to fill one seat on the seven-member Parks & Recreation Commission for a three year term. 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 Parks and Recreation Department. 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., by calling 340-2713, or on-line here. Completed applications should be returned to 816 N. Main St., and must be received no later than 3:00 PM on Monday, December 16, 2019.

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

​PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION


The Cottonwood City Council is seeking candidates to fill one seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission for a partial term ending April 5, 2020.

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., by calling 928-340-2713, or online here. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Office no later than 3:00 PM, Monday, December 16, 2019.

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

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: 
http://www.ctwpl.info/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Volunteer%20Application%202018.pdf


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.