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. Working Group applications (not an Official Board or Commission, as specified) can be found here.

Board of Adjustment

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Board of Adjustment for a full three-year term. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay. All five 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.

Any resident interested in serving the community is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer opportunity. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 821 N. Main Street,  or online here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office.

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

Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Historic Preservation Commission for a three-year term. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay. The available seat may be filled by a resident of the incorporated City of Cottonwood or a non-resident with substantial ties within the corporate limits of the city.

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, implements and hosts fundraising events for the local historic grant fund, organizes and attends an annual historic property tour, volunteers to assist with various historic property surveys related to State Historic Preservation grants, maintains a historic preservation plan for the City of Cottonwood, and performs various other duties the Commission elects to participate in. 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. 

This is a working commission; a certain level of time commitment is expected of each member for projects and events outside of the typical monthly meetings. Commission members can expect to devote approximately 4-8 hours per week plus time at events; more hours may be necessary the weeks leading up to events.

Historic Preservation Commission meetings are typically held the 4th Wednesday of each month starting at 6 pm. Dates may change due to holidays and as needed.

Any resident interested in serving the community is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer opportunity. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 821 N. Main Street, by calling 928-340-2713, or online here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office.

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

Planning and Zoning Commission

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two seats on its Planning and Zoning Commission, one for a full three-year term and one for a partial term expiring August 18, 2025. 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.

If you are a resident of the City of Cottonwood interested in serving your community in this capacity, please consider volunteering. Commission/board member applications are available at the Human Resources office, 821 N. Main St., or online here

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://ctwpl.info/Pages/Index/141802/apply-to-volunteer---adults

Volunteer applications can also be picked up at the Library.


 Other Area Volunteer Opportunities

   
 

You can also check these organizations for volunteer opportunities:

Email the Human Resources Director if you would like your organization's volunteer link here.https://ctwpl.info/Pages/Index/141802/apply-to-volunteer---adults