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. 


Mrs. Brittany Tonkavich, Student Activities Director (AO)

Ms. Christy Parsyck, (Library) National Honor Society Faculty Sponsor

"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.

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 

Commencement Program Volunteers

What: Passing out programs to families at the Class of 2024 Commencement.  Appropriate dress required.  Please meet at Gate D.

Where: High School Stadium

WhenWednesday, June 6th, 6:15-7:15PM

Contact: Email Mrs. Gray 

Commencement Umbrella Volunteers

What: In the event of rain, you will be sitting on the field with the photographers and hold an umbrella up so that their cameras don't get wet while they take pics of grads. 

Where: High School Stadium

When:  Wednesday, June 6th, 6:15-9:00 PM 

Contact: Email Mrs. Tonkavich 

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 

Vacation Bible School, Southminster Presbyterian Church

What: Seeking volunteers to be student leaders and guide groups of preschool/elem children to different activity stations throughout the morning and assist as needed.  

Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799  Washington Road (across from Library)

When: July 22-26, 8:40am - noon, plus one volunteer training meeting.  Total 17-19 volunteer hours. 

Contact: Contact

Public Safety Camp

What: Volunteers will be assisting with children's activities, help move groups to various locations, and give support to the EMS, MLDP, and MLFD.  Volunteers will oversee campers ages 9-12.  Gain knowledge about our public safety departments while earning Community Service hours!   

Where: Mount Lebanon Recreation Center

When: August 5, 9:00AM-12:00PM

Contact: Contact Mrs. Riedman

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


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

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

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 and Mrs. Jordaan   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

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

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

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 or contact

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.