New for 2023-2024

Community service hours will now be self-reported through PowerSchool.

The reporting portal is now open.  Please click here for directions on how to report your hours. 


Questions?

Mrs. Brittany Tonkavich, Student Activities Director (AO)  BTonkavich@mtlsd.net

Ms. Christy Parsyck, (Library) National Honor Society Faculty Sponsor  CParsyck@mtlsd.net




"Through community volunteerism, young people can gain experiences that build leadership skills-- the ability to realize a vision, engage and develop others, and make things happen."

Thomas A. Page


Completion of community service is encouraged of all Mt. Lebanon High School students. Participating in the works of our school and greater community fosters values and citizenship, and provides our students with meaningful work, greater responsibility, and an enhanced sense of self. To serve one’s school and greater community is a privilege that should be approached with seriousness of purpose, good intentions, and gratitude.


Although community service is not a requirement for graduation, demonstration of commitment and investment in one’s community is highly valued by colleges and universities. It is also required for students interested in applying to the Mt. Lebanon High School chapter of National Honor Society during their junior or senior year.  

Deadlines for 2023-2024

9th grade:  10 hours of community service must be completed and submitted by June 7, 2024

10th  grade: 10 hours of community service must be completed and submitted by June 7, 2024

11th grade and 12th grade NHS applicants:  10 hours of community service must be completed and submitted by March 1, 2024

12 grade current NHS members:  10 hours of community service must be completed and submitted by May 24, 2024

A good rule of thumb for community service hours...

Not all "nice acts" count as service hours for organizations like NHS or competitive scholarships. For example, it's very nice to mow your grandmother's lawn, but that's not necessarily service to your community. 

Ask yourself - would I report this service specifically on a college application? 

If the answer is yes, submit it on PowerSchool.

If the answer is no, give yourself a pat on the back and look for other opportunities to serve the community.

Please note that an approval for service to be listed on PowerSchool is not a guarantee to be approved on the NHS application.    See the specific NHS site for information on approved service. 

Check out the listings below for more service opportunities that are definitely approved for NHS! 

Featured Opportunities

Please check this page often; the events listed below are time-sensitive and updated regularly.

Lincoln Elementary Kids of Steel Program

What: Seeking volunteers to help run after school workouts. Sessions will include physical activity including running up to one mile and body weight strength training, positive motivation and encouragement, and refereeing games like sharks and minnows and Simon Says. Volunteers can sign up for one session or as many as they’d like!   

Where: Lincoln Elementary School

When Week 3:  April 15, 17, 19

Week 4:  April 22, 24, 26

Week 5:  April 29, May 1, 3

All sessions 3:15-4:45PM

Contact: Email Mrs. Ullman to sign up or for more information.

Child Care 

What:  Provide child care for parents during Hoover Elementary PTA Meeting

Where: Hoover Elementary School

When:  Wednesday, April 24; 6:30-8:30PM

Contact: Email Mrs. Boal, Hoover PTA President 

Junior Book Awards

What:  Volunteers can assist by passing out programs, greeting attendees, and checking in sponsors and recipients.  

Where: High School LGI - D205

WhenThursday, April 25th, 7:00-8:00AM

Contact: Email Mrs. Jackson 

Club Lebo - Spring Fling

What:  Volunteers will choose a station for the evening such as concession stand, gym monitor, door monitor, or arts-n-crafts table.   

Where: Mellon Middle School

WhenFriday, April 26th, 7:00-9:00PM

Contact: Email Mrs. Riedman 

Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh

What:  Various behind-the-scenes tasks during performances

Where: Thomas Jefferson High School 830 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

WhenApril 27-28th

Contact: Mrs. Zyznewsky (teacher at Washington and Hoover)

                 See available shifts and sign up HERE.


Earth Day Volunteers

What:  Volunteers needed in a variety of capacities!  Check out this link for more info.

Where: Mount Lebanon Main Park

WhenSunday, April 28th, Event runs 11AM-3PM, Volunteers accepted between times of 9AM-5PM

Contact: Email Mrs. Bodi 

Pittsburgh Marathon Workers

What: Volunteers will be helping to set up an aid station along the route of the PIttsburgh Marathon.  We will be setting up tables with water and Gatorade to pass out to runners as they go by.  Once the final participants have passed the station, we will then break down the station by piling up trash, stacking up tables and leftover product to be picked up by race staff.  Volunteers will also be invited/encouraged to cheer for the participants as they run by the station.   

Where: Two locations, downtown Pittsburgh.

WhenSunday, May 5th.  Location #1 from 5:30-10:30AM (beginning of the race), location #2 from 7AM-2PM (end of the race).

Contact: Register here 

Susan G. Komen "More Than Pink" Walk

What: Volunteers can assist by setting up the day before or breaking down after the event, or at various tents helping to set up decorations, pass out food and giveaways, check in participants at registration, cheer participants on at the start/finish line.

Where: Schenley Park, Oakland

WhenSunday, May 19th, 7AM-1PM

Contact: Register here 

High School Awards Night

What: Volunteers can assist by passing out programs, greeting attendees, and checking in sponsors and recipients.  

Where: High School Fine Arts Theater

WhenWednesday, May 22nd, 6:30-9:00PM

Contact: Email Mrs. Jackson 

Summer Play Camp at St. Paul's

What: Volunteers will be asked to set up activities before the children arrive, engage in play with the children in their group, and clean up materials at the end of each day.  

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Nursery School, 1066 Washington Road

When: June 3 - 6

June 10 - 13

June 17, 18, 20, 21

June 24 -27 

9:00 am - noon

Contact: Contact Mrs. Mains 

Little Lake Theater Summer Season

What: Recruiting volunteers to help with front-of-house duties. We are in need of a front of house crew to welcome, seat and make our patrons feel at home. 

Here are just some of the ways we need help:  Concessions/Raffle Ticket Sales, Parking Lot Assistants, Usher.

Where: Little Lake Theater, Canonsburg

WhenPerformance times can be found here.  Report time is typically an hour prior to performance time.

Contact: Mrs. Frohnapfel , House Manager

Ongoing Opportunities:

St. Winifred's Food Pantry Volunteers

What: Deliver food from pantry to guests' cars

Where: 550 Sleepy Hollow Road

WhenSaturdays, 9AM-1PM

Contact: Email Mrs. Henderson

Brookline Teen Outreach

What: Volunteer activities include assisting staff with afterschool programming implementation, light cleaning and sorting, and creating donor thank you cards. 

Where: Brookline Teen Outreach, 520 Brookline Boulevard

WhenOngoing

Contact: Complete BTO's online application here and contact Mrs. McNulty with any questions.

Techonology "Tutoring" for Seniors

What: Assist seniors with technology by answering questions about social media, creating folders to organize photos and files, organizing passwords, and using google apps. Tutors would be working individually with seniors, or occasionally in small groups depending on the comfort level of the students. 

Where:  AgeWell at the Jewish Community Center, South Hills

When:  This volunteer opportunity can be scheduled at the convenience of the students and could be as little as once per month or as much as once a week for at least one hour each session. 

Contact:  Contact Hayley Maher at 412-697-3552 or hmaher@jccpgh.org

Volunteers needed at Mt. Lebanon Christian Church

What: Mt. Lebanon Christian Church(MLCC), part of the Disciples of Christ denomination, is looking for volunteers. Opportunities include: Child care, Nursery, Small group leader, Lawn care, Greeters and Community Outreach. 

Where:  Mount Lebanon Christian Church, Cedar Boulevard

When:  Ongoing

Contact:  Learn more at www.mtlebocc.org

Mellon Middle School Cross Age Tutoring

What: Tutors needed, grades 9 - 12, who are willing to come to Mellon and tutor students in all academic subjects for 1 hour. Come as often as you want.  

Where: Mellon Middle School, rooms 006 & 015 

When: Every Tuesday & Thursday: directly after school until 4 pm 

Contact: Mrs. Amenta damenta@mtlsd.net and Mrs. Jordaan cjordaan@mtlsd.net   You may sign up for Cross-Age Tutoring HERE

Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue

What: A nonprofit that focuses on rescuing, care, and adoption of abandoned guinea pigs. The group is always in need of volunteers to assist with guinea pig care. Jobs required for this volunteer work include changing the bedding in guinea pig enclosures, refilling enclosures with hay and pellets, basic grooming such as nail clipping, and socializing guinea pigs via holding them on laps, petting, and general cuddling.

Where: Sleepy Hollow Rd.

When: Ongoing

Contact: Sammie Elliot, 412-339-7818 or wheekcare2017@gmail.com

Mt. Lebanon Public Library

What: The Teen Services Librarian is looking for student volunteers to be  Teen Art Lab Assistants and Teen Peer Reviewers.  

Where: Mt. Lebanon Public Library

When: Ongoing, beginning in October

Contact: Miss Katie at donahoek2@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Lebo HS Library

What: Do what your love and get some community service too! Create a 1 Minute Booktalk to be featured on the High School Library webpage. See directions HERE

Where: HS Library

When: Ongoing

Contact: Ms. Parsyck CParsyck@mtlsd.net

AV Tech and Musician Volunteers

What: Mt. Lebanon Christian Church(MLCC) is looking for tech and musician volunteers. 

Where: Mt. Lebanon Christian Church, Cedar Boulevard

When: Ongoing

AV Tech Volunteers: Sundays from 10:30AM-12:00PM or 5:30PM-7:00PM

Musicians:  Sunday Worship Service 4:30-7:15PM, Practice Mondays 6:00-7:30PM

Contact: Learn more at mtlebocc.org or contact john.mccarty@mtlebocc.org

Changes to Community Service, effective June 2022

No more in-school/out-of-school requirements.

By eliminating this past requirement, we hope students will engage in whatever service is most fulfilling to them and is in most need of their talents, gifts, and interests. We also hope this opens up opportunities for students to invest their time with specific projects, opportunities, and organizations that they want to serve. 


As in the past, the A.O. will continue to post service opportunities from both MTLSD and the greater community as they are available. If you’re not sure what kind of service you might be interested in pursuing, stop by the A.O. and we will be happy to help you find a good fit!  


Community service hours will be submitted online only.

Paper forms will no longer be used or accepted for submitting service hours. Please see details above on how to submit and track your hours in Power School. As always, contact the A.O. staff if you have any issues with the form or questions about submitting hours.