Volunteer and Donation Information
Please contact schools here to inquire about their needs for volunteers or visit GivePulse for additional opportunities. Parents and Stakeholders can review the MCS Volunteer Policy and submit this online application to volunteer.
Personal Background Check Process
Ball State University (BSU) students and faculty participating in academic programs, projects, or activities, such as student teaching, with Muncie Community Schools (MCS) must have an expanded criminal history check completed through the BSU Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practices.
All volunteers working directly with students, such as tutors or mentors will be required to complete a volunteer application and have an expanded criminal history background check. For your convenience, you can obtain a national criminal history check through Safe Hiring Solutions at Safe Hiring Self-Check.
Volunteers not working directly with students and under the supervision of MCS personnel when volunteering in MCS need to have a limited criminal history background done through MCS as part of the volunteer application process.
One time “Special Guest Speakers” or individuals making presentations to students, who will always be supervised by MCS personnel, are not required to provide MCS a criminal history check.
We are extremely fortunate to have many philanthropic organizations and individuals in Muncie. People regularly asked what they can do or donate to assist our students and families. It's very heartwarming. For those who are better suited to donate food, funds or items instead of volunteering their time, please use the link below to make a donation. For more information about the Panther Pantry at Southside Middle School, please click here.