For safe volunteer opportunities and safety guidelines, see United Way of Marathon County’s website and the Volunteer Connection section. Please adhere to all recommendations from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control and Marathon County Health Department.

Find More Donation + Volunteer Opportunities! Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at

Your Time and Services are Needed

Host a Kit-Building Session! We can help relieve a financial burden from households across Marathon County by providing for people’s basic needs – including adult and children’s hygiene items, snack packs, winter care kits, welcome home kits, and calm kits. The United Way offers different levels of support based on your needs and make it easy for you to make a big impact. Contact Carly at 715.298.5719 or to get started.

Are You A Night Owl? The Red Cross is looking for individuals to work the overnight shifts (10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m./2:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.) for Disaster Dispatch. Disaster Dispatch is the vital link between the Red Cross and local first responders. Working remotely from home, volunteers collect the necessary information and activate the Red Cross response. Contact Lee at for more information.

Office Help Needed! Interim Hospice is looking for a volunteer to help keep files in order and maintain good communication with doctors and facilities. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Maya, at 715.842.7707 or to join the team!

Your Team Can Help Get Fresh Food To Families! Each week of the growing season (starting in May!), the United Way’s Hunger Coalition purchases produce from local farms to distribute to nonprofit agencies in Marathon County. Your team will help pack the fresh produce into boxes. This opportunity occurs on Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and is a good fit for groups of 3-5. Go to to sign up!

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

STEM & Art Supplies Needed! Please consider donating supplies to keep the Boys & Girls Club fun and educational: AA batteries, C batteries, glass jars (any size), felt, Poly-Fill, new or used sewing machines, plain white t-shirts (sizes Youth Medium to Adult 2XL), Cricut supplies, hot glue sticks, school glue, craft sticks, and oil pastel or acrylic paint. Please contact Alexis Radloff at 715.845.2582, ext. 217, or  to organize drop off.

Soft Foods Needed! The Wausau Day Center shelter is in need of soft foods, such as granola bars, snack bars, pudding snacks, and fruit cups. Please call 715.849.3311 to schedule donation drop off.

Volunteer Connection and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) are services that United Way uses to match volunteers or in-kind donated items with agencies in need. Visit or dial United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline for more information.