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

Historic Preservation Commission


​The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two seats on its Historic Preservation Commission, each for a full three-year term. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay. At least one of the two available seats must be filled by a resident of the incorporated City of Cottonwood.

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 is encouraged to consider applying for theis volunteer position. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 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 on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

For further information about the Commission, please contact Jim Padgett in the Community Development Department at 928-635-5505 x 3320.

Personnel Board


The Cottonwood City Council is seeking candidates to fill one seat on its Personnel Board. This seat is for a two year term which will expire on December 31, 2022. 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 all serve two-year terms.

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 interest in serving your community in this capacity, 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 on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.


Planning and Zoning Commission

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Planning and Zoning 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 is 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.

The Commission typically meets once a month, however, may meet as needed as part of a public hearing process. On-going attendance is essential.

Cottonwood residents interested in serving the community 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 Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

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

Public Safety Personnel Board



The City of Cottonwood Public Safety Personnel Board is seeking applicants to fill a voluntary, non-paid position as a voting member for a four-year term. 

The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board for the City of Cottonwood administers the Police and Fire Departments’ retirement system benefits, approves new members into the system, hears and takes action on retirement and disability claims, and analyzes annual reports with respect to the administration of the system.

If you are interested in serving your community in this capacity, please consider volunteering for this opportunity. 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 Wednesday, January 5, 2021.

​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.