Community Service

Students at Mt. Lebanon High School are encouraged to perform volunteer work throughout their school years. Volunteer work is not a requirement for graduation from the high school. In order to be considered for admission to the National Honor Society during a student's junior or senior year, five hours of In School credit and five hours of Out of School credit must be accumulated each academic year, beginning in the freshman year.

There are two Community Service forms that are available to students. One can be used to record completed volunteer work (an Action Report) and the second one can be used to request to tutor elementary age students who attend school in the Mt. Lebanon school district or to assist with raking leaves and/or shoveling snow for the elderly who live in Mt. Lebanon. The forms are available below. They can be printed, filled in appropriately and then submitted to Mrs. Kolko in room D416 in the Student Activities office. The Action Report form is also available on a table outside of room D416. Students and parents/guardians can also contact Mrs. Kolko through email at jkolko@mtlsd.net or phone at 412.344.2105 or visit her in the Student Activities office during the school day.

The Mt. Lebanon School District does not endorse or recommend individual Community Service opportunities that are publicly posted within Mt. Lebanon High School. Community service opportunities are posted for informational purposes only.

Volunteer Opportunities

Action Report

Students Requesting Community Service Form

IN SCHOOL volunteer opportunities

THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES ARE POSTED ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICE TABLE IN THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE AND THAT IS WHERE YOU CAN SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THESE EVENTS/ACTIVITIES:

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY needs 10 to 12 volunteers to help demonstrate the experiments and supervise the young children during the activities at the LINCOLN SCIENCE FAIR on Wednesday, March 29. Plan to arrive at 5:40pm and you will be finished by 8:00pm.

CLUB LEBO needs 8 volunteers to help set up the event, supervise games, and clean up at the end of the event on Friday, March 31, 2017. Plan to arrive at Jefferson Middle School at 7:00pm and you will be finished by 10:00pm.

OUT OF SCHOOL volunteer opportunities

Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy needs volunteers to help for a minimum of an hour with the following tasks on the following dates:

Twin Hill Work Day, April 8, 9am until Noon; improve walking rails and remove invasive plants. Guidance and tools provided; gloves and boots suggested. sign up to volunteer at http:/signup.com/go/MTpK5F

Bird Park Trail Work Day, April 29, 9am until Noon; imporve walking tails in preparation for school nature programs; guidance and tools provided; gloves and boots suggested; sign up at http:/signup.com/go/aCRzvw

Bird Park Invasive Plant Work Day, June 3. 9am until Noon; Remove invasive plants that kill trees and prevent growth of native plants and flowers; guidance and tools provided; gloves and boots suggested. sign up at http:/signup.com/go/v52Z89

mtl Magazine is in need of volunteers to help with various distribution tasks. You can help any day of the week for a minimum of one hour per week. Please sign up to help with this activity at the Community Service table in the AO.

MUSHROOM FAMILY LEARNING CENTER is recruiting for volunteers to assist teachers with preschool children during their "A Slice of Summer" day camp. The camp begins on June 5 and ends on June 30, 2017. Flexible scheduling is available and the hours are 9am until Noon. Applications are available on the Community Service table in the AO. You can call the director, Joan Harrison, at 412-531-1225 or email her at mflcdirector@hotmail.com

Harbour Senior Living of South Hills (1320 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220) needs volunteers to read to the residents, call a bingo game, sing songs or any other social interaction ideas that the volunteers might have would be welcomed. Please contact Ms. Emily Cutrell at 412-571-1300 if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

The Teen Horticulture Program sponsored by the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden needs volunteers to assist with plantings, remove invasive species, build fences and many more horticultural projects at the garden. For more information call 412‐444‐4464, ext. 231 or go to www.pittsburghbotanicgarden.org/volunteer/individu...

Instride with Therapeutic Riding is a nonprofit group that teaches kids and young adults with disabilities how to ride a horse. The program runs from late March to mid‐November, on Sunday, from 11:30am to 5:00pm. Volunteers do not need to have any experiences with horses. If interested, please contact Mrs. Drue Bellora, Volunteer Coordinator, at 412‐531‐7301 or the program's website: www.instridetherapeuticride.org

There are several volunteer opportunities at the Concordia facility located down the hill from Bower Hill Road. An information sheet is available in the Community Service office. Also, you can contact Ms. Maya Mahler, Director of Activities/Volunteer Coordinator (mmahler@concordia‐southills.org) or call 412‐294‐1357 for information.

Jefferson Regional Medical Center is recruiting volunteers to help in various sites throughout the hospital. To learn about the specific roles of a volunteer, please contact Ms. Heidi Gregori, Specialist for Customer and Volunteer Services in the Volunteer Office at 412‐469‐5885 or volunteer@jeffersonregional.com The Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair is looking for volunteers to assist with their elder social programs. Please contact Ms. Emily Gregory at 412‐833‐2500 to learn more about the flexible scheduling available.

Marion Manor in Greentree is requesting volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks including escorts residents to and from activities, bringing in your pet for pet therapy sessions, reading to the residents and painting the nails of female residents. If interested, please contact Ms. Marylee Lawrence at 412‐ 440‐4369 or mlawrence@marionmanor.com

Paramount Hospice and Palliative Care in McMurray, PA is looking for volunteers. Please contact their volunteer service coordinator, Lisa Evans at 724‐969‐1021 or 412‐780‐7446. The facilities are located in Baldwin and Mars/Cranberry Township areas. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has 140 community gardens in and around Western Pennsylvania. Volunteers are needed to pull out the flowers in the Fall and replant flowers in the Spring. Contact Lynn McGuire‐Olzak (lmcguire‐olzak@paconserve.org, 412‐586‐2324) if you are interested in assisting with this activity. HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) at UPMC Shadyside is offering a volunteer Externship during the summer of 2010. You must be 18 years old or older. Please contact Ms. F.D. Fields for additional information (412‐623‐1158 or email filedsfw@upmc.edu).

Brookline U.P. Church needs some help with two projects. The Food Pantry is held the second Saturday of every month. Assistance is needed to carry the bags of groceries to the cars of the elderly. This project starts at 9:00 am and ends at 11:00 am. Their After School Program could also use some assistance. The students are from upper elementary and Middle School grades. The program runs every Wednesday from 4:00pm ‐ 6:00pm. Pastor Marsha Sebastian is the supervisor for both projects. Contact Mrs. Kolko for driving directions or call Pastor Sebastian at 412‐278‐1718.

Both Asbury Heights and the Baptist Home could use additional volunteers for their programs that are held during the week or on weekends. Contact Ms. Elizabeth Warner at the Asbury Heights Volunteer Office at 412‐571‐5138 or contact Ms. Dionne Rose at the Baptist Homes at 412‐572‐8254.

Country Meadows Nursing Center, located on Washington Pike in Bridgeville, is needing volunteers. Please contact Ms. Deb Rubis at 412‐257‐2472, ext. 120 for additional information.

SOJOURNER HOUSE IN EAST LIBERTY, A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY FOR RECOVERING MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN, NEEDS STUDENTS TO VISIT AND PLAY WITH THEIR CHILDREN ONE SATURDAY A MONTH. PLEASE CONTACT MRS. KOLKO (ROOM 648) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS ACTIVITY.

Pittsburgh Food Bank needs weekday groups of 15 to 20 volunteers who would sort, categorize and box food donations. Call Deidre Gross at 412‐460‐3663 x211 or you can email her at dgross@pittsburghfoodbank.org She will work with you to select a day that best fits your schedule and theirs. Individuals are also welcome. The Repack Center is open from 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Student Activities Director
Judith Kolko

412-344-2105
jkolko@mtlsd.net





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