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.

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Your Time and Services are Needed

Team Opportunity! Each week of the growing season (starting May 14!), the United Way’s Hunger Coalition purchases produce from local farms to distribute to nonprofit agencies in Marathon County. Your group will help pack the fresh produce into boxes. Pick your team of 3-5 people, pick a Tuesday morning (10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.), and go to to sign up!

Student Internship Opportunity! GiGi’s Playhouse is a non-profit providing free educational and therapeutic programming to individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. Students studying education, OT, PT, speech, marketing, even physical fitness or music would be ideal as interns. Contact Erica Erdman at 715.907.1867 or to apply!

“Pilots” Needed! Cycling Without Age pilots drive older adults and adults with differing abilities on a trishaw to enjoy fresh air and nature in the summer months. Shifts are Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact Halle Veenstra at 715.573.3192 for more information or sign up for a shift at

Do You Like Chatting On The Phone? Interim Hospice is looking for Friendly Caller volunteers to talk with and be a friendly, listening ear to a patient in hospice care. Volunteers also make “tuck in” calls, wherein the volunteer calls a patient, or the facility where a patient lives, ask if they need additional supplies before the weekend, and communicate the information accordingly. Please contact Maya at 715.842.7707 ext. 2711 to get started!

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Hygiene & Cleaning Items Needed! The Neighbors’ Place is in need of hygiene items, diapers, and household cleaning products for their clients. Groups interested in initiating and planning a specific drive for these items are also welcome. For further information, please contact Elizabeth at 715.845.1966.

Children’s Shoes Needed! United Way of Marathon County’s Community Closet provides free clothing for all ages and all occasions. New or gently-used children’s shoes are needed for the summer months. Donations can be dropped off at the United Way office, 705 S. 24th Ave., Suite 400B, in Wausau.

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.