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 PTA needs 4 babysitters to supervise the children of the parents attending the PTA meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Volunteers should plan to arrive in Lincoln's cafeteria by 6:45pm and the meeting will end by 8:15pm.

FORTY (40) volunteers are needed to help with the Mt. Lebanon School District's STEAM SHOWCASE on February 23rd. Plan to arrive in Center Court at 5:30pm and you will be finished by 9:30pm. Tasks include helping to set up the event, assist guests in various "Maker Spaces", and directing guests to classrooms.

Eight (8) volunteers are needed to help with CLUB LEBO on February 24th beginning at 7:15pm and ending at 10:15pm at Mellon Middle School.

LINCOLN'S MARDI GRAS needs a lot of volunteers to help set up this huge event on Friday, February 24th and to help run the games and clean up on Saturday, February 25th.

Four (4) volunteers are needed to usher at the CUM LAUDE CEREMONY on Thursday, March 2, 2017 beginning at 6:15pm and ending at 9:00pm. The tasks include distributing programs and helping to serve refreshments. Plan to wear nice clothes, no jeans.

Four (4) volunteers are needed to help with FOSTER'S BOOK SALE on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Plan to arrive at the gym at 6:00pm and you will be finished by 8:00pm.

(8) volunteers are needed to help with Foster's Art Night on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Plan to arrive at 5pm to help set up and stay until 8:30pm to help run art activities and then clean up. Meet in Foster's lunchroom.

OUT OF SCHOOL volunteer opportunities

The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department will host a blood drive for a fellow firefighter, Matt Kelsie who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The event will take place on the 2nd floor of the Public Safety building. Volunteers are neede to serve refreshments to the blood donors beginning at 9am and ending at 1pm. If you want to help with this activity, please sign up via this website:

https://signup.com/client/ivitation/4f47d4c1772363...

Twenty volunteers are needed to help in the "store" at The Education Partnership on Saturday, March 11th beginning at 9am and ending by 2pm. Bus transportation will be provided by the School District. Tasks include helping teachers to select classroom supplies, stocking shelves with new supplies, and other assorted tasks. If you can help with this project, please sign up at the Community Service table in the AO. Mrs. Smith, MLHS Librarian, will chaperone this activity.

Asbury Heights is looking for high school students to perform musical entertainment for the residents at that site during the holiday season. If you would like to perform, please contact Ms. Amelia Soisson, Activiites Assistant, Asbury Heights at 412‐571‐5174 (office number) orasoisson@asburyheights.org

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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