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Make a difference by volunteering! The City of Denton and our partners provide a variety of 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 a major contribution to the maintenance of the trails system, as well as the success of events and projects at Clear Creek. To get involved complete the form below.

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 & Events flier and online here: https://denton.bibliocommons.com/events. If you have questions, fill out the form below or email library@cityofdenton.com.

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

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Coaches
Volunteer coaches are needed for all youth leagues. To learn more complete the form below.

Parks and Recreation Mountain Bike Trail Workdays
Volunteer opportunities to work on Denton’s new mountain bike trails coming soon! Express interest using the form at the bottom of this page to be added to future updates.

Volunteer with Keep Denton Beautiful
Visit https://kdb.org/volunteer/ to check out all the ways to volunteer with KDB, and help make your community cleaner and more beautiful! Contact Carly Weld, KDB Program & Volunteer Coordinator at (940) 349-8738 or email volunteer@kdb.org for more information.

Volunteer at the Animal Shelter
Volunteer play an important role in providing our shelter pets a positive experience while house 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. 

Contact animal.services@cityofdenton.com or use the form below to sign up for an orientation session.

Foster a Pet from the Animal Shelter
Fosters are always needed to open their hearts and homes on a temporary basis for dogs and cats of all ages as they grow, heal, socialize, and adjust behaviorally on their jourey to finding their forever home. Fostering pets that have temporary medical needs or are too young to be adopted gives them the chance to grow stronger and healthier before they make their adoption floor debut. The care and socialization given during this time greatly increases cats and dog’s chances for adoption.

If you are interested in fostering a pet, fill out the form below or email animal.services@cityofdenton.com.

NOTE: 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.

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