The University of North Texas and the Center for Leadership and Service are proud to partner with a variety of local area non-profit and charitable organizations. For more information about our specific partners, we encourage you to view our community partner information below or contact us at leadandserve@unt.

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  • Animal

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center

    We provide safe and affordable therapeutic horse riding and carriage driving lessons to individuals of all ages who have a wide range of disabilities. People we serve include those with PTSD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, MS, Traumantic Brain Disorder, Developmental Disability, Hearing and Visually Impaired, and more. We rely on our wonderful volunteers to groom horses, walk beside our riders to provide support to our riders, help out around the ranch, help with fund raising and special events. We appreciate your interest and look forword to talking to you about helping us help our riders.

    Sarah McArdle
    817-683-5699
    51mcardle.sarah@gmail.com

    https://www.born2betec.org/

    Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

    Sharkosa Wildlife Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ranch licensed and regulated by the USDA. Our mission is to provide the North Texas community with the opportunity to experience rare and endangered exotic wildlife in a unique and personal setting. What better way to learn about conservation than by seeing it up close and hands on?

    Krista Thomas 903-820-8721
    Volunteer.sharkarosa@gmail.com

    https://www.sharkarosa.com/

  • Education

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Ann Windle School

    Children quickly discover that learning is fun at Ann Windle School for Young Children. They develop and expand their skills so they will be prepared for elementary school. At Ann Windle School, they strengthen their self-esteem, self-help skills, language skills, and academic readiness and develop beginning math, reading and science skills.

    Sally Brown
    sbrown1@dentonisd.org

    Ascendant Community Education (ACE)

    Ascendant Community Education, (”ACE”) is a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to improve the lives of affordable housing residents by providing them with supportive services that are educational and otherwise beneficial. ACE creates and coordinates events, workshops, classes, and other services designed to bolster the long term well-being, self-sufficiency, and quality of life of low income residents of all ages.

    Rachel Naldi
    214-215-2060
    rachel@welcometoace.org

    https://aceambassador.com/volunteer/

    Borman Elementary School

    Borman Elementary is known for its community support and has one of the largest mentoring programs in Texas. The school, built in 1970 and renovated in 2009, was named after Frank Borman, a NASA astronaut and commander of the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Borman is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme, providing students with a strong academic base that focuses on the development of a child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and world outside. The school also functions as a dual-language campus to produce bilingual and bi-literate students.

    Heather Thornburg
    940-369-2558
    hthornburg@dentonisd.org

    Christian Community Storehouse

    Christian Community Storehouse positively changes educational outcomes for children in crisis. We provide quality care for at-risk children, conduct relevant educational programs and provide supervised service learning opportunities. Community Storehouse provided over 107,000 services to over 5,000 children and their families in 2019. Our programs give lasting impact rather than sustaining generational poverty.

    April Elkins
    817-431-3340
    volcoordinator@communitystorehouse.org

    www.communitystorehouse.org

    Denton Christian Preschool

    Denton Christian Preschool's mission is to prepare at-risk preschool children for success in school and life. We offer developmentally age-appropriate learning activities that educate and challenge our students ranging from three to four years old.

    Bethany Zamora
    940-383-3332
    dentoncps@gmail.com

    https://www.dentoncps.org/volunteer

    Denton Public Library

    Kimberly Wells
    kimberly.wells@cityofdenton.com

    Department of Public Administration

    Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you have a passion for helping children or are you looking to pursue a career with a cause? Are you ready to prepare yourself to be ready for future leadership and career opportunities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Leadership Studies at the University of North Texas may be for you.

    Dr. Laura M. Keyes
    laura.keyes@unt.edu

    https://hps.unt.edu/padm/nonprofit-leadership-studies

    Fred Moore Day Nursery School, Inc.

    Our mission is to serve low-income families in our community by offering a comprehensive, affordable and well-balanced care for children 6 weeks old to 5 years old by delivering a positive and quality early childhood educational experience. Resulting in school reediness and positive educational outcomes for children and opportunities of improved economic outcomes for parents.

    Shante Weaver
    940-387-8214
    sweaverfredmoore@gmail.com, volunteercoordinator@fmdns.org

    http://www.fmdns.org/

    Harpool Middle School

    At Harpool Middle School, we stand committed to the success of each student. We aim to inspire and empower students to excel both academically and socially, while preparing them to be productive citizens and future leaders.

    Eren Turner
    940-369-1710
    eturner@dentonisd.org

    Hodge Elementary

    Hodge Elementary has been providing a quality education to students in Denton for more than 20 years. Known for its ability to make strong connections with its families, students at Hodge have the necessary support to grow academically and socially through their elementary years.

    Andrea Hare
    940-369-2801
    ahare@dentonisd.org

    McMath Middle School Garden

    The faculty and staff at McMath Middle School has boundless energy toward our young teen students because we have high expectations for every student to succeed. We help students to set goals for their future and we encourage them to believe in themselves. McMath was the first school in the District to establish a special GOAL program – Guys Operating As Leaders – to help male students develop leadership skills.

    Jessica Coffman
    940-369-4431
    jcoffman@dentonisd.org

    Newton Rayzor Elementary

    Newton Rayzor is an International Baccalaureate World School, meaning it operates using a highly rigorous curriculum that encourages and influences students to approach education through a global perspective, and follows the IB structure indicated through the Early Years Programme. Students at the school cover the core academic fundamentals found in elementary education, yet also broaden their experiences by learning about various cultures and countries.

    Jodie Langhorne
    940-369-3745
    jlanghorne@dentonisd.org

    United Way of Denton County

    We are a locally-governed, autonomous, 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that was founded in 1951. United Way of Denton County is a powerful movement of volunteers and donors in our community striving to make a difference. Across Denton County, a diverse range of passionate and compassionate people LIVE UNITED to serve those in need across our Denton County.

    Alicia McElroy
    940-566-5851 x19
    alicia@unitedwaydenton.org

    https://www.unitedwaydenton.org/

    UNT Learning Center

    Our mission is to provide programs that enhance learning and facilitate academic excellence for all UNT students.

    Allyson Gardner
    940-369-7006
    allyson.gardner@unt.edu

    https://learningcenter.unt.edu/join-our-team
  • Environmental/Sustainability

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Aunt Sue's Barn

    Provide homegrown berries to the community for many years such as blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

    Sue Newhouse
    214-546-7416
    suenewhouse@yahoo.com

    http://www.auntsuesbarn.com/

    Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

    Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center is a gateway to more than 2,900 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, upland prairie, and diverse aquatic habitats. Located within Lake Lewisville’s upper floodplain and managed by the City of Denton, it provides residents and visitors with unmatched ecological, educational, and recreational opportunities.

    Katherine Barnett
    940-395-1695
    katherine.barnett@cityofdenton.com

    FAZA Farm LLC

    Faza Farm is a three-acre farm focusing on organic food and sustainability as well as growing fragrant flowers. We use natural methods for pest control and fertilization. One of our goals is to grow varieties of flowers and foods not commonly known in this area, but with conscious awareness of the environmental impact of farming. Most flowers grown are donated to charity events and nursing homes.

    Amal Ashmawi
    214-616-4901
    fzafarm@gmail.com

    Goodwill Industries of Dallas

    Goodwill Industries of Dallas strives to provide jobs and resources for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages.

    Kierra Berry
    214-638-2800 x244
    volunteercoordinator@goodwilldallas.org

    https://www.goodwilldallas.org/

    Hickory Creek Parks & Recreation

    John Grosskopf
    jwgrosskopf@gmail.com

    Keep Argyle Beautiful

    Keep Argyle Beautiful is organized to preserve and enhance our local natural environment through educational and motivational programs. We also engage and educate citizens to promote increased public interest and responsibility in the maintenance of a clean, healthy, beautiful environment; and work with the community to reduce and prevent pollution.

    Kathy Salisbury
    940-294-6277
    info@keepargylebeautiful.com

    Keep Corinth Beautiful, Inc.

    Keep Corinth-Alcorn Beautiful strives to make our community a clean, green and better place to live. KCAB is committed to increasing green space through our beautification projects. We are working hard to promote responsible handling of waste with our Household Hazardous Waste Day and Litter Prevention Education efforts. Please help us keep Corinth Alcorn a beautiful place to live by doing your part.

    Amanda Scallon
    Amanda.Scallon@boards.cityofcorinth.com

    Lana Wylie
    Lana.Wylie@cityofcorinth.com

    https://www.cityofcorinth.com/bc-kcb

    Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc.

    “To engage our community in creating a clean and beautiful Denton.” For nearly three decades, we have partnered with Denton neighborhoods, businesses, community groups, and families to achieve our vision of a clean, beautiful, vibrant city. 

    Carly Weld
    volunteer@kdb.org, carly@kdb.org

    https://kdb.org/

    Lake Dallas

    Daniel Rusnak
    940-497-2226 x403
    drusnak@lakedallas.com

    Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)

    Vision: "To heal the land and restore the bond between people and nature, ensuring the preservation of our natural heritage for the future." Mission: "To preserve and restore native Texas ecosystems and biodiversity while providing opportunities for environmental education, research, and recreation."

    Richard Freiheit
    214-264-8047
    freiheit@unt.edu

    https://www.llela.org/

    River Legacy Living Science Center

    Our key initiative is to educate the next generation of environmental stewards using the resources of River Legacy Parks and River Legacy Living Science Center. Starting with children as young as 3 years old, our environmental education programs expose children to the wonders of nature and their place in it. Through education, we preserve the Trinity River and its unique eco-system.

    Sherrie Ripple
    817-860-6752 x109
    sherrie@riverlegacy.org 

    https://riverlegacy.org/

    Shiloh Garden

    Shiloh Garden is the largest community garden in the US and we grow food for the majority of food banks in Denton. We are ALWAYS needing volunteers to plant, harvest and maitain the garden.

    Nancy DiMarco
    940-390-9428
    firecracker0450@yahoo.com

    https://signup.com/go/RNhcfXW

    Texas Parks & Wildlife: Ray Roberts Lake State Park

    Opportunities to volunteer at the Texas Park & Wildlife Department in ways such as: boating, state parks, conservation education, fishing & hatcheries, outdoor skills, Texas Master Naturalist, special events & projects, hunting, and wildlife & citizen science.

    Gregory Waller
    Gregory.waller@tpwd.texas.gov

    https://tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer/

    UNT Chapter of Ecology for Ecological Restoration

    This is a student chapter for the Society for Ecological Restoration. A national organization of ecology professionals dedicated to the restoration of wild areas. This club provides free access to the national website, and provides an opportunity for networking, presenting projects, and learning about all of the awesome opportunities that the field of ecology has to offer.

    Savannah Thomas
    SavannahThomas2@my.unt.edu

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/164790704233169

    UNT Community Garden

    The UNT Community Garden originated as a student-led project funded by the UNT We Mean Green Fund. The mission of the garden is to promote environmental education, grow food organically, and foster a community focused on a greener, healthier future for everyone. Regardless of previous gardening experience, any UNT student, faculty, or staff member is encouraged to become part of this growing community for collaborative learning. Our space features twenty raised gardening plots for growing organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Each plot is managed year-round by garden members who apply to care for a specific garden plot. Drop-in volunteers are always welcome at scheduled workdays.

    Emily Bilcik

    communitygarden@unt.edu

    https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/we-mean-green-fund/programs/community-garden

    UNT Natural Dye Garden

    The UNT Natural Dye Garden was originally founded through the UNT We Mean Green Fund by Fibers Program students and faculty as a space to allow for the experimental growing and utilization of natural dye resources. The garden serves as a resource for educating the UNT community about the benefits of natural dyeing to promote safe, sustainable behaviors. Today, the UNT Natural Dye Garden continues to emphasize the importance of sustainable dyeing practices, community engagement, and community education. The garden has worked with a variety of artists and organizations such as Make Art with Purpose, Denton County Master Gardeners Association, Big Thought Dallas, and the We Mean Green Fund's very own Environmental Volunteerism Graduation Cord program. Volunteers are welcome at scheduled workdays.

    Abby Sherrill
    ndyegarden@unt.edu

    https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/we-mean-green-fund/projects/natural-dye-garden

    UNT Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie

    Want to 'bee' a conservationist? Join the UNT community-based four acre native Texas prairie reconstruction, located in the east field of the Discovery Park campus!! The UNT Ecology Society for Ecological Restoration students and staff lead UNT volunteers to remove non-native, invasive plant species and replace them with native Texas grass and flowering plants to help increase pollinating insects, birds, and ecological services that prairies provide. Prairies are the most endangered habitat in Texas. Our UNT Pollinative Prairie helps to connect other prairie habitat islands in DFW and increase lost biodiversity. We have documented over 200 native species of plants and wildlife that now call our Prairie home. Over 1000 UNT students and staff have volunteered since 2016. Volunteer hours can be counted towards the Sustainability Graduation Cord. We hope that you will learn how to conserve native Texas flowering plants that provide bees and Monarch butterflies with habitat, and maybe even create a habitat at your own residential yard space.

    Dr. Jaime Baxter-Slye
    940-597-5828
    slye@unt.edu

    https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/we-mean-green-fund/projects/pollinative-prairie

    WOW U-PICK Farms, LLC

    WOW U PICK FARMS, LLC is a u-pick farm that grows fruits and vegetables with hydroponic and traditional systems, allowing our customers to pick fresh produce from the vine and every plant growing in our farm... no fresher than just picked.

    Norvel Rohrer
    940-312-9889
    eva@4ugoodfood.com

    https://www.facebook.com/NORVELYEVA/
  • Fine Arts/Events

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Denton Black Film Festival

    DBFF exists to address under-representation in film and media by giving Black stories an audience and Black creatives a platform. Sharing culture and building community are the goals of DBFF.

    Harry Eaddy
    940-368-6918
    dentonbff@gmail.com

    https://dentonbff.com/

    The Greater Denton Arts Council

    The Greater Denton Arts Council is a non-profit organization in side the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center off the square in Denton. We support the arts in Denton County and have three art galleries, a studio classroom and hold fine arts activities and events for our community partners. It is also a beautiful historic building that is available to rent for events.

    Christine Sanders
    214-680-2929
    education@dentonarts.com

    https://dentonarts.com/home

  • Food Insecurity

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    Nancy Ann Pace
    940-566-3800
    nancy.pace@uss.salvationarmy.org

    https://www.salvationarmydfw.org/

    UNT Food Pantry

    The University of North Texas is taking action to address food insecurity among its students, and is doing so with a vision of partnership and community building. The Dean of Students Office has established a pantry that will provide an accessible on-campus food source for students in need. The food pantry launched at the start of the spring 2015 semester and is currently housed in Crumley Hall.

    Caitlin Edgar
    940-565-2648
    Caitlin.edgar@unt.edu

    Victoria Schofield
    940-565-3633
    Victoria.Schofield@unt.edu

    https://deanofstudents.unt.edu/resources/food-pantry

  • Health

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Accord Hospice

    Accord Palliative and Hospice Care, Inc. provides hospice services for the patients in their preferred setting. Our staff can provide hospice care for the patient in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent livings or in the patient’s own home.

    972-750-0642
    care@accordphc.com

    http://www.accordphc.com/hospice-care-volunteer

    Camp Summit, Inc.

    We are a residential camp for children and adults who have physical challenges, developmental delays or multiple disabilities. We are located in Paradise, TX. The camp is a very traditional camp with swimming, arts & crafts, performing arts, nature, horseback riding, an adapted ropes challenge course, etc. We simply adapt what we do for the individual needs of each camper. We have a 2:1 ratio of campers to staff with additional staff available to accommodate a 1:1 ratio when needed. Our campers’ disabilities range from mild to severe. Our sessions are designed to be age and then within each week we divide the cabins by age groups as well.

    Lisa Braziel
    972-528-7829
    l.braziel@campsummittx.org 

    https://www.campsummittx.org/

    Comfort Care Hospice

    Comfort Care Hospice specializes in providing comfort and palliative care to terminally-ill patients when curative treatment is no longer an option. Our care focuses on comfort and support to both patients and families through pain and symptom management, nursing care, psycho-social, emotional, and spiritual services.

    Nischelle Reagan
    888-330-8483
    nischelle@comfortcarehospice.us

    https://www.comfortcarehospice.us/

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    The Northeast Texas Chapter - Dallas of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation welcomes you! Volunteers are the key to our success and the lifeblood of our organization. We have many opportunities for you to get involved. Your participation in any way will help us achieve our mission – finding a cure for all people with CF. Take a moment to check out our upcoming events and learn more.

    Angela Earle
    214-871-2222
    aearle@cff.org

    https://www.cff.org/Dallas/

    Denton Rehab & Nursing

    Our skilled nursing staff works around the clock to deliver expert care with a personal touch.  Denton Rehab is known for its long-standing excellence in physical therapy, compassionate skilled nursing care, and outstanding customer service.

    Brenda Elliott
    940- 397-8508
    activities@dentonrehab.com

    http://dentonrehab.com/

    Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas

    Heart to Hospice is dedicated to providing compassionate care and support while fostering the highest quality of life possible during this challenging period for yourself or a loved one.  Please view the contact information below to find a Heart to Heart Hospice program in your area.

    Debra Wyatt
    972-479-0766
    dwyatt@htohh.com

    http://www.hearttohearthospice.com/contact_texas.html

    Less Leg More Heart

    Tina Hurley
    603-566-9033
    Tinahurley@lesslegmoreheart.com

    Liberty Hospice

    Our mission is to enhance our patient's quality of life with compassion and dignity during the end of life process.

    Andrea Lay
    817-863-3562
    andrea.lay87@gmail.com

    www.liberty-hospice.com

    Magnolia Hospice

    Magnolia Hospice offers medical care toward a different goal: maintaining or improving quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is unlikely to be cured.

    Tonya Eisenhauer
    877-388-2304
    teisenhauer@magnoliahospice.com

    https://magnoliahospice.com/

    Make-A-Wish North Texas

    Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has been creating life-changing wish experiences for children with critical illnesses around the world. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Wishes even reunite families and enrich entire communities. Every eligible child needs a wish to count on!

    Anna Haro
    915-308-0435
    volunteer@ntx.wish.org

    https://ntx.wish.org/

    Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Families are at the heart of MDA's mission. We wake up every morning to create more hope and answers for families living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases that take away physical strength and mobility. We do this by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for kids and adults from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

    Codi Jacobsen
    972-480-0011
    cjacobsen@mdausa.org

    https://www.mda.org/office/north-texas

    Silverstone Hospice

    Nischelle Reagan
    nischelle@comfortcarehospice.us

    The Good Samaritan Society of Lake Forest Village

    Good Samaritan Society – Lake Forest Village is the only retirement community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that offers a country-like atmosphere just minutes away from shopping and medical facilities. Our 80-acre campus provides a variety of options to help enhance your life.

    Laura Wells
    lwells5@good-sam.com

    https://www.good-sam.com/locations/lake-forest-village

  • Homelessness

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Christian Community Action

    For more than 40 years, Christian Community Action (CCA) has been healing, feeding, and educating families in need throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Wise counties. What started as a Bible study group of seven people in 1973 has grown into an organization of over 150 staff members, and more than 2,500 volunteers. Headquartered in Lewisville, CCA is one of the largest private nonprofits in North Texas, providing more than 10,000 individual services each year.

    Thelma Cantu
    972-219-4389
    thelma.cantu@ccahelps.org

    https://ccahelps.org/

    Giving Hope Inc.

    Giving Hope, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that serves individuals and families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Denton County, Texas. Our agency receives federal, state, and local government grants as well as funds from private donors and other grantmakers. Since 1986, our housing assistance programs have helped thousands to stabilize and become self-sufficient.

    Kevin Campbell
    940-382-0609 x305
    administrator@hopeincdenton.com

    https://hopeincdenton.com/

    Monsignor King Outreach Center

    The mission of the Monsignor King Outreach Center is to render emergency assistance, care, and comfort to members of the Denton County community who are experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, a nourishing meal, and supportive services in collaboration with other community agencies.

    Debbie Millican
    940-391-1919
    Mkocvolunteer@gmail.com

    https://www.kingoutreachcenter.com/

  • Human Rights

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center

    Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) is committed to the prevention of sexual violence in north Texas and compassionately serving those impacted by it.

    Sara Maldonado
    214-712-4907
    volunteer@dallasrapecrisis.org

    http://www.dallasrapecrisis.org

    Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

    The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat hatred, prejudice, and indifference.

    Spencer Cronin
    scronin@dhhrm.org

    https://www.dhhrm.org/support/volunteer-opportunities/

    Denton County Friends of the Family

    DCFOF Provides compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, domestic violence, and sexual assault, while partnering with our community to bring safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention.

    Stephanie Honeycutt
    volunteer@dcfof.org

    https://www.dcfof.org/

    Refuge for Women North Texas

    Refuge for Women North Texas is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. With multiple locations across the U.S., Refuge for Women offers up to twelve months of safe housing, at no charge to the resident, with around the clock care as clients progress through evidence-based, trauma-informed programming. The compassionate staff is trained to help residents work through the program to reclaim their identities and reach their goals to overcome addictions, heal from trauma and develop life skills leading to healthy, balanced living and financial independence. Refuge for Women strives to help each woman complete the program with a vision for her future, equipped to succeed and sustain a life marked with dignity and hope.

    Lakshya Chambers
    859-629-1642
    http://www.refugeforwomen.org/

    The Turning Point

    OUR MISSION is to provide counseling, education, and advocacy for those impacted by sexual violence. OUR VISION is to deliver the highest quality of comprehensive treatment services for survivors of all forms of sexual violence and to set the standard for prevention education that promotes social change to end bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

    Danielle Matern
    972-985-0951
    dmatern@theturningpoint.org

    https://www.theturningpoint.org/welcome.html

  • On Campus

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Department of Public Administration

    Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you have a passion for helping children or are you looking to pursue a career with a cause? Are you ready to prepare yourself to be ready for future leadership and career opportunities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Leadership Studies at the University of North Texas may be for you.

    Dr. Laura M. Keyes
    laura.keyes@unt.edu

    https://hps.unt.edu/padm/nonprofit-leadership-studies

    UNT Chapter of Ecology for Ecological Restoration

    This is a student chapter for the Society for Ecological Restoration. A national organization of ecology professionals dedicated to the restoration of wild areas. This club provides free access to the national website, and provides an opportunity for networking, presenting projects, and learning about all of the awesome opportunities that the field of ecology has to offer.

    Savannah Thomas
    SavannahThomas2@my.unt.edu

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/164790704233169

    UNT Community Garden

    The UNT Community Garden originated as a student-led project funded by the UNT We Mean Green Fund. The mission of the garden is to promote environmental education, grow food organically, and foster a community focused on a greener, healthier future for everyone. Regardless of previous gardening experience, any UNT student, faculty, or staff member is encouraged to become part of this growing community for collaborative learning. Our space features twenty raised gardening plots for growing organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Each plot is managed year-round by garden members who apply to care for a specific garden plot. Drop-in volunteers are always welcome at scheduled workdays.

    Emily Bilcik
    940-369-8302
    communitygarden@unt.edu

    https://communitygarden.unt.edu/

    UNT Food Pantry

    The University of North Texas is taking action to address food insecurity among its students, and is doing so with a vision of partnership and community building. The Dean of Students Office has established a pantry that will provide an accessible on-campus food source for students in need. The food pantry launched at the start of the spring 2015 semester and is currently housed in Crumley Hall.

    Caitlin Edgar
    940-565-2648
    Caitlin.edgar@unt.edu

    Victoria Schofield
    940-565-3633
    Victoria.Schofield@unt.edu

    https://deanofstudents.unt.edu/resources/food-pantry

    UNT Learning Center

    Our mission is to provide programs that enhance learning and facilitate academic excellence for all UNT students.

    Allyson Gardner
    940-369-7006
    allyson.gardner@unt.edu

    https://learningcenter.unt.edu/join-our-team

    UNT Natural Dye Garden

    The UNT Natural Dye Garden was originally founded through the UNT We Mean Green Fund by Fibers Program students and faculty as a space to allow for the experimental growing and utilization of natural dye resources. The garden serves as a resource for educating the UNT community about the benefits of natural dyeing to promote safe, sustainable behaviors. Today, the UNT Natural Dye Garden continues to emphasize the importance of sustainable dyeing practices, community engagement, and community education. The garden has worked with a variety of artists and organizations such as Make Art with Purpose, Denton County Master Gardeners Association, Big Thought Dallas, and the We Mean Green Fund's very own Environmental Volunteerism Graduation Cord program. Volunteers are welcome at scheduled workdays.

    Abby Sherrill
    abby.sherrill@unt.edu

    https://dyegarden.unt.edu/

    UNT Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie

    Want to 'bee' a conservationist? Join the UNT community-based four acre native Texas prairie reconstruction, located in the east field of the Discovery Park campus!! The UNT Ecology Society for Ecological Restoration students and staff lead UNT volunteers to remove non-native, invasive plant species and replace them with native Texas grass and flowering plants to help increase pollinating insects, birds, and ecological services that prairies provide. Prairies are the most endangered habitat in Texas. Our UNT Pollinative Prairie helps to connect other prairie habitat islands in DFW and increase lost biodiversity. We have documented over 200 native species of plants and wildlife that now call our Prairie home. Over 1,000 UNT students and staff have volunteered since 2016. Volunteer hours can be counted towards the Sustainability Graduation Cord. We hope that you will learn how to conserve native Texas flowering plants that provide bees and Monarch butterflies with habitat, and maybe even create a habitat at your own residential yard space.

    Dr. Jaime Baxter-Slye
    940-597-5828
    slye@unt.edu

    https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/we-mean-green-fund/projects/pollinative-prairie

  • Poverty

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    AmeriCorps VISTA North Texas

    AmeriCorps VISTA identifies and partners with non-profit organizations who alleviate poverty through five anti-poverty focus areas: Education, Veterans and Military Families, Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, and Disaster Services.

    Katie Blair
    VISTANTXLEADER@Rsvpserves.org 

    https://vistanorthtexas.wordpress.com/

  • Youth

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    CASA of Denton County

    When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

    Hannah McCurrin
    940-243-2272
    hmccurrin@casadenton.org 

    https://casadenton.org/

    Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home

    The Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home is dedicated to keeping kids safe and families together through residential care, family support, counseling, and supportive services. Our programs include: an emergency shelter for youth removed from their homes by Child Protective Services; residential services for teens in foster care who are need to prepare for their future outside the child welfare system; a treatment services program for teens in foster care who need additional therapeutic supports to overcome trauma; and family residential program dedicated to keeping income-constrained together and thriving. .

    Jaime Blanton

    jblanton@cpch.org, cpch@cpch.org

    https://www.cpch.org/

    Explorium Denton Children's Museum

    Our Mission “Engage. Explore. Educate.” We believe that children should be able to explore their curiosities in a safe environment. Engaging the community, including the family unit, is imperative in a child’s development. To educate children means more than sending them to school. We want to provide opportunities for children to experience the wonder and excitement of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through hands-on exhibits, multimedia, and content-rich programs that encourage exploration, engage the learner, and ultimately educate the child. Purpose Our purpose is to provide opportunities for children and their families to learn and play together. .

    Dinora Padilla
    940-320-5444
    dinora@exploriumdenton.org, info@exploriumdenton.org

    www.Exploriumdenton.org

    Project Transformation - North Texas

    Since our founding in 1998, Project Transformation has addressed three unique challenges with one program: 1) how to meet the academic, physical, social-emotional, and spiritual needs of children from low-income communities, 2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young principled leaders for the church and the world; and 3) how to help revitalize churches in underserved communities. .

    Jenna Babbitt
    babbitt@ptnorthtexas.org

    https://projecttransformation.org/north-texas/

  • Other

    Community Partner Name

    Description of Organization

    Contact Information
    (Name
    Number
    Email)

    Website Link

    Habitat for Humanity Denton County

    Habitat for Humanity of Denton County is part of a global, nonprofit organization operated on Christian principles. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

    N/A

    http://habitatdentoncounty.org/volunteer/

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