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:

SIX VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO USHER AT THE 2017 HOLIDAY SHOW. Plan to arrive at 6:00pm and you will be finished by 7:30pm. The task involves distributing the event's Program to guests.

ATTENTION ALL CURRENT NHS MEMBERS and all MLHS students: A service project field trip has been organized by Mrs. Smith to GLOBAL LINKS on Saturday, December 16, 2017. A MtL School District bus will depart from the C-20 entrance at 12:30pm and you will return to MLHS around 3:30pm. A signed permission form must be completed if you plan on helping with this project. The sign up sheet and permission form are posted on the Community Service table in the AO. You can receive Community Service credit for this activity. Space is limited to 25 students and 8 slots have already been taken as of 11/15/17.

FOSTER Elementary will hold it's "DO IT YOURSELF" HOLIDAY HUT on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Foster gym. Many high school volunteers are needed. Plan to arrive at 5:00pm and you will be finished no later than 9:00pm and possibly earlier. The tasks include assisting the young students with projects, help to set up and decorate, and help with wrapping completed crafts.


OUT OF SCHOOL volunteer opportunities

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to be a Red Kettle Worker on a Tuesday evening or a Saturday. If you would like to help fundraise for this organization, please contact Mr. Jason Dix at 412-207-2127 or email him at jason.dix@use.salvationarmy.org to learn about a collecting site and the times that you will be assigned.

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.

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 D416-the AO) 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


Mt. Lebanon School District

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Pittsburgh PA 15228

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