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


BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT


The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Board of Adjustment for a full partial term expiring June 22, 2021. 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 Board is a quasi-judicial decision-making body that hears variance requests and appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator. Additional details on Board of Adjustment allowable procedures can be found in Arizona Revised Statutes Section 9-462.06. Training is available.

The Commission typically meets only on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Cottonwood residents interested in serving the community in this capacity are encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer position. Commission 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 Thursday, July 23, 2020. 

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 full three-year term. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay.

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.

Anyone interested in serving the community in this capacity are encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer position. Commission 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 Tuesday, August 4, 2020. 

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

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION


The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Parks and Recreation Commission for a full three-year term. 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 acts in an advisory/support capacity to the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department. The Commission assists the Parks and Recreation department in developing the City’s park system and recreation program planning, reviews plan, programs, rules, regulations, and policies relating to the operation, use, care, and maintenance of parks and recreation centers, and assists in establishing general priorities relating to park development and recreation programs.

Cottonwood residents interested in serving the community are encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer position. Anyone interested in serving the community in this capacity is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer position. Commission 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 Thursday, July 23, 2020. 


​Cottonwood Municipal Court Volunteer


This is a part-time, volunteer opportunity with no monetary benefits. 16-24 hours per week desired, 12-20 hours per week acceptable.

Under general supervision of the Court Administrator, supplements and enhances the activities of the Cottonwood Municipal Court. Anticipated duties include filing, routing telephone calls, delivering exceptional customer service, using the case management system to look-up information (no data entry), and related duties as assigned.

 This classification is in an office environment requiring mostly sedentary activities for the majority of the workday. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or listen intently. The employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate controls, objects, or tools; reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

No previous court/legal experience necessary, but helpful. Ability to demonstrate customer service and basic office skills. Must be able to pass a background screening.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@cottonwoodaz.gov or to the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. City of Cottonwood Employment Applications are NOT required for this position. Phone 928-340-2717.  EOE/ADA.     

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


  
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.