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 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


Lincoln PTA needs 3 volunteers to babysit the children of the parents attending the meeting on May 29th. Plan to arrive at 7pm and you will be finished by 8:30pm.

Markham Magic needs many volunteers to help with this event. It takes place on Friday, May 17th. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 4:30pm and will be finished by 8:30pm. Tasks include helping to run the festival games of which there are many.

Jefferson's Fun Fair needs volunteers to help run the games and distribute prizes on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Plan to arrive at 4:30pm and you will be finished by 7pm.

Volunteers are needed to distribute the programs at the Commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Plan to arrive at the Facilities office area (the former field house) near the D entrance by 5:45pm and you will be finished by 7:30pm. Please dress nicely, no jeans, no shorts, no t-shirts. You will receive 3 hours of In School credit.

OUT OF SCHOOL volunteer opportunities


Help is needed with the Salvation Army clothing drive on Saturday, June 8th. Plan to arrive at 8:30am and you will be finished by 1:00pm or 1:30pm. Tasks include organizing the clothes into boxes, greeting people as they unload their items, and helping to load the donations into the truck.

Volunteers are needed to help with TOPSOCCER, a special needs soccer club that meets Sundays from 4:30pm until 5:30pm at Jefferson field. High school student will act as a buddy to the special needs children. The program runs through June 9th and is closed during the Memorial Day weekend. Please email if you are interested in helping with this program.

The Mt. Lebanon Public Library needs students, with experience, to help with the face painting of young children when they attend the Summer Reading Kickoff party on Monday, June 17th. Choose to help beginning at 9:45am until Noon or 4:45pm until 7pm. You can sign up to help at the Community Service table or email Ms Dana Jones at or call her at 412-531-1912, ext. 4

The National Down Syndrome Congress volunteer coordinator, Janice Troy, needs help with the Kids Camp that will be held during the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention on June 27-30th. Tasks include helping children ages 6 months to 14 years as the children participate in crafts, games, and educational activities. During this time, the parents will be participating in the General Convention. If you want to help, please contact Ms. Troy at

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank needs help with its Summer Food Program. Tasks include helping children under the age of 18 receive meals and lead fun activities during the summer break from school. The commitment is for 3 hours one day a week at their North Side, McKeesport, or Clairton locations. For further information, contact the Food Bank at 412-460-3663 ext. 307 or email rschaffer@pittsburgh

If you would like to apply to be a Mt. Lebanon Jr. Commissioner, pick up an application that is posted on the Community Service table in the AO.

Volunteers are needed to help the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy clean out the invasive plants and weeds on the following dates: May 18 at Bird Park, Robb Hollow Park on June 15, Twin Hills on July 20, Bird Park on August 17, Robb Hollow on September 21, and Twin Hills on October 19. Each session begins at 9am and ends at Noon. Wear gardening gloves.

Pittsburgh Ballet needs help with a summer event at Hartwood Acres. It is the "Ballet under the Stars" event that will take place on August 18, 2019. Two shifts of work, 5 hours each, and involves setting up for the event , running dress-up and craft booths, selling raffle tickets, and distributing programs. Contact Elizabeth Mick at or call 412-454-9110 by Tuesday, May 28th.

MATHNASIUM, a math tutoring center located at the corner of Cedar Blvd and Cochran Road, needs volunteers to tutor math to students in grades K through 6, put students' math binders together, file unit test reports, and other administrative tasks.

The National Aviary needs volunteers who are 16 years old or older to volunteer this summer. You can contact them by calling 412-258-9455 or go to

The Dormont Summer Camp is offering Junior Counselor volunteer positions for the Summer 2019 season. Volunteers must be going into 9th grade and no older than going into 11th grade. Please contact Ms. Bridget Curry, camp director, at 412-657-7024 if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

CORN HOLE game ASSISTANTS are needed at Providence Point. Games are played once a week after school hours and maybe on Saturdays. Please contact the Social Activities Director at Providence Point or Mr. Harry Rydstrom 412-854-1808.

PIANISTS at VANADIUM WOODS VILLAGE are needed to play for one hour one day of the week OR the weekend. The preferred 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

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

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:

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‐ 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 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.

Vincentian Marion Manor in Greentree has many student volunteers opportunities, i.e. escorting elders to Mass and assisting at activities, special events and holiday functions. Applications are available online at, click on JOIN OUR TEAM. For more information, contact Aimi Long, Encore Services Director/Volunteer Coordinator at, 412/440-4313.

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‐, 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

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.


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 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.


Student Activities Director
Judith Kolko


Mt. Lebanon School District

7 Horsman Drive

Pittsburgh PA 15228

Fax: 412-344-2021


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