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:

Two volunteers are needed to file Community Service papers in the Student Activities office on a date and time that is convenient for the volunteers. Please contact Mrs. Kolko (412-344-2105, jkolko@mtlsd.net) to let her know when you would be able to help.

Many volunteers are needed to help at the Concession Stand during the home football games. You would need to arrive at 5:30pm and you would be finished by the middle of the 4th quarter. The dates of the home football games are September 21, October 5, and October 19. If you can help, please email Mrs. Benvenuti (abenvenuti@mtlsd.net) or sign up at the Community Service table in the AO.

Middle School Cross Country meets will take place in the Mt. Lebanon Main Park and many volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks before, during and after the meets. Please sign up to help on September 13, September 20, September 27, and/or October 11, 2018 beginning at 3:45pm and ending at 5:15pm.

CLUB LEBO needs four volunteers at Mellon Middle School and four volunteers at Jefferson Middle School on Thursday, September 13th beginning at 6:00pm and you will be finished by 7:30pm. You will be distributing CLUB LEBO postcards to the guests attending the Open House. Please choose one middle school or the other to help and indicate that on the sign up sheet located at the Community Service table in the AO.

JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL needs 10 volunteers to help with their OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, September 13. Plan to arrive at the GUIDANCE OFFICE at 6:30pm and you will be finished by 8:30pm. You will be operating the elevator and assisting guests with finding the classrooms throughout the building.

Mt. Lebanon High School's OPEN HOUSE needs many volunteers on Thursday, September 20th to help guide guests to classrooms throughout the high school's buildings. This event will take place on Thursday, September 20th. Please arrive at 6:30pm in the AO and you will be finished by 8:30pm.

Howe's Sunny Funny Fair will take place on September 29th. You can sign up to help for one hour shifts or for the entire time. The shifts start at 10:45am and end at 3:00pm. You will help with one of the many games that are played.

CLUB LEBO needs many volunteers to help with their event at Mellon Middle School on October 12th. You would need to arrive by 6:30pm and you will be finished by 9:00pm. Tasks include assisting the DJ, helping to run the game room, photography, and running games in the gym.







OUT OF SCHOOL volunteer opportunities

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS:

The SERVE2CURE fundraiser needs volunteers to help with greeting tennis players, face painting and entertaining young children with games, and help take down the event on September 15, 2018. Plan to arrive at 9am and you will be finished by 5pm. You can volunteer for all or part of the time. This fundraiser takes place at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center on Cedar Blvd.

PIANISTS at VANADIUM WOODS VILLAGE are needed to play for one hour one day of the week OR the weekend. The prefered time is 5:30pm until 6:30pm.

Kindred Hospice is in need of volunteers to hold a hand and listen, read or write a letter, run errands, greet guests at the front desk, or help in their office. You must be at least 16 years old to offer clerical assistance and at least 18 years old to visit a patient. Volunteers receive training appropriate to their respective volunteer position at a time that fits your schedule. Contact Kelly Backo, Manager Volunteer Services, at 412-920-5500 or email her at kelly.backo@gentiva.com

Bridgeville Rehab and Care Center needs volunteers who want to assist with their Recreation Department with arts & crafts, chalk artists, story tellers, sing-a-lings, music performers, pet therapy, cooking demonstrations, exercise, and movement activities. Please contact Kim Uzonyi, Director of Community Life at 412-838-9344.

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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