"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill

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, ten hours of community service must be accumulated each academic year, beginning in the freshman year.


Community Service Guidelines

Students who are interested in pursuing membership in National Honor Society must complete ten service hours per school year--5 in-school and 5 out-of-school. Junior applicants should have accumulated a minimum of 20 service hours at the start of their junior year. Senior applicants should have accumulated a minimum of 30 service hours at the start of their senior year. Freshmen and Sophomores may turn in their hours any time before the conclusion of the school year. To learn more about National Honor Society, click HERE.


(Any junior or senior interested in applying for NHS must have had all of their community service completed and reported by March 4, 2022. Seniors who are already members of National Honor Society must have had their community service completed and reported by December 17, 2021.)

Community Service Summary for 2021-2022


Please note that community service cannot include volunteering for a for-profit company, and it cannot include regular chores expected of family members. Please email bpack@mtlsd.net in advance if you have any questions about qualifying service or opportunities.


Featured Opportunities

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

MTL Summer Basketball League

MTL Summer Basketball League

Events: Playoff Games

Dates: Tuesday, June 28 & Thursday, June 30

Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: HS South Gym

We can use up to 8 volunteers each night. Jobs include video recording games, keeping the score on the scoreboard (no timekeeping on the clock necessary), floor-sweeping, etc.


Sign-up here using this Sign-Up Genius form


Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon

What: The Mt. Lebanon Historical Society is looking for student helpers for various projects during the summer of 2022. Projects include relocation of archives, assistance with cataloging items, and helping the docents with their work.

Where: 794 Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Type: Out of school

When: Saturdays 9AM to 3PM (arrangements will be made with their contact)

Contact: Mr. Hurd 412-329-8595; info@lebohistory.org

Lending Hearts Junior Council

What: The mission of Lending Hearts Junior Council is to connect high school students from Pittsburgh-area schools with Lending Hearts through volunteering, awareness and outreach opportunities. You will attend monthly meetings September-May and work on any committees outside of meetings. You will also volunteer at events, encourage others to get involved, and create awareness for Lending Hearts through social media and community events.

Where: Varies

Type: Out of school

When: September-May 2022-23

Learn more and sign up here.