Make a difference by volunteering! The City of Denton and our partners provide various volunteer opportunities for you to give back to the community and serve neighbors in need.

Volunteer at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

Volunteers from the community and local organizations are major contributors to the maintenance of the trail system and the success of events and projects at Clear Creek. To get involved, complete the form.

Volunteer for the Library

Teen and adult volunteers help build community by promoting lifelong learning, encouraging human connections, and sharing resources. Volunteers must attend an orientation session and pass a background check. Orientation sessions are listed in the Classes and Events flier and online. If you have questions, fill out the form or email the Denton library.

NoteOrientations listed in the Classes and Events flier are not for completing court-ordered community service. To schedule an orientation for court-ordered community service, call (940) 349-8752.

Parks & Recreation Volunteer Coaches

Volunteer coaches are needed for all youth leagues. To learn more, complete the form.

Parks & Recreation Mountain Bike Trail Workdays

Volunteer opportunities to work on Denton's more advanced mountain bike trails! Express interest using the form to be added to our volunteer list.

Volunteer with Keep Denton Beautiful

Visit the Keep Denton Beautiful website to check out all the ways to volunteer with KDB and help make your community cleaner and more beautiful! Email the KDB Program and Volunteer Coordinator or call at (940) 349-8738 for more information.

Volunteer at the Animal Shelter

Volunteers play an important role in providing our shelter pets a positive experience while housed at Denton Animal Services. We have different opportunities to work both directly and indirectly with animals. Our volunteers can serve as greeters, lobby representatives, photographers, cat or dog room attendants, dog exercisers and socializers, offsite events, and laundry attendants.

All volunteers must attend an orientation and training session. Children ages 13 to 17 are welcome to volunteer if a parent or guardian is present for orientation and during all volunteer times. Group and one-time volunteer opportunities are also available.

Email the Animal Shelter or use the form to sign up for an orientation session.

Foster a Pet from the Animal Shelter

Fosters are always needed to temporarily open their hearts and homes for dogs and cats of all ages during their journey to finding their forever homes. The care and socialization during this time significantly increase cats' and dogs' chances of adoption. Fostering pets that have temporary medical needs or are too young to be adopted gives them an opportunity to grow stronger and healthier before making their adoption floor debut.

If you are interested in fostering a pet, fill out the form or email the Animal Shelter.

Court-Ordered Community Service

To ask about fulfilling hours for court-mandated community service, contact Denton Public Library at (940) 349-8752, the Parks and Recreation Department at (940) 349-7275, or the Animal Shelter at (940) 349-7594.