With the holiday season approaching, here are some ways you can get involved in the Muncie community.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing 

What: Every holiday season, the Salvation Army asks for volunteers to stand outside of stores to collect donations that will help continue to fund services throughout the year. Students can register to be a bell ringer here

When: Bell ringing began on Nov. 18 and ends on Dec. 24. Shifts range from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  • Big Lots: 1795 W. McGalliard Rd.
  • Hobby Lobby: 1801 W. McGalliard Rd.
  • Marsh: 1800 S. Burlington Dr.,1900 S. Hoyt Ave., 715 S. Tillotson Ave., 1900 N. Walnut St. and 1500 W. McGalliard Rd.
  • Muncie Mall: 3501 N. Granville Ave.
  • Rural King: 4000 W. Bethel Ave.
  • Walgreens: 400 E. Memorial Dr., 2720 W. Jackson St., 100 E. McGalliard Rd. and 3250 N. Morrison Rd.
  • Walmart: 1501 E. 29th St. and 4801 W. Clara Ln.

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

What: Every year, the Muncie Mission hosts a community dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This is a chance to help provide a meal to those who may not have the means to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner. Students that are interested in volunteering should contact Jessie at (765) 288-9122, ext. 230 or jdudley@munciemission.org. 

When: Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day), dinner will be served at noon.

Where: Muncie Mission Ministries, 1725 S. Liberty St.

The Muncie Mission also hosts an annual Christmas dinner. This year, the dinner will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18. If students are interested in volunteering, they should contact Jessie at (765) 288-9122, ext. 230 or jdudley@munciemission.org. 

Feed My Sheep

What: Feed My Sheep is a local outreach organization that provides members of the Muncie community with a Thanksgiving meal. Students that are interested should fill out a volunteer application on the Feed My Sheep website. Volunteers will be asked to help sort food the day before and the day of Thanksgiving, pass out meals and some may even be designated to drive meals to those who aren't able to get to the high school. 

When: Thursday, Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Where: Muncie Central High School, 801 N Walnut St. 

Secret Families

What: For 12 years, Chris and Al Holdren began Secret Families - an organization that provides a Christmas tree, presents and a Bible to families in need in Delaware, and neighboring counties in Indiana. The organization needs volunteers to go shopping, wrap presents and help deliver the presents and the tree. Anyone interested in volunteering should visit the volunteer tab on the Secret Families website.  

When: Saturday Dec. 3 starting at 6 a.m.

Where: Meijer, 6260 W McGalliard Rd. and Toyota of Muncie, 3311 N Nebo Rd. 

Editors Note: For submissions and additions to the Holiday volunteering listing, please email news@bsudailynews.com with the event details.