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Division of Student Affairs

Center for Leadership and Service

Mentor Denton

Did you have a mentor in your life that made a difference for you? This is your chance to make a difference for someone else! There are 10,000 children in Denton County that need your help. You can make a difference in just 1 hour a week by mentoring a child at a local school. Become a MENTOR and make an IMPACT!

About Mentor Denton

Last year, more than 1,000 UNT students, staff and faculty expressed an interest in Mentor Denton and more than 450 were matched to make a difference!  Help us continue to impact our community!

Mentor Denton offers a variety of choices of mentoring.

  • School based mentor: One on one mentoring with a student at their school. Time commitment is one hour a week for an academic year.
  • Community based mentor: One on one mentoring with a student, location and time is flexible. Time commitment is at least one hour a week for a calendar year.  To learn more: BIG Brothers and BIG Sisters
  • Human Library: Volunteer at schools when needed.

Depending on the choice you select, you will need to follow the process for application, background check and training prior to getting started.

About Orientations

Required Volunteer Orientations will be offered in the community and on campus by Communities in Schools for School based mentor and Tutor/Activities leaders. Trainings for other choices will be offered through those organizations.

Sign up for CIS Mentoring:

If you would like to sign up to mentor for CIS Mentoring please RSVP on the CIS website and begin your application, check out http://cisnt.org/volunteer/  

Sign up as an individual:

If you would like to sign up as an individual volunteer, check out www.mentordenton.org

Sign up as a group:

If you are interested in having your group/organization volunteer with Mentor Denton please contact the Center for Leadership & Service at 940-565-3021 or leadandserve@unt.edu