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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Serve a Meal! The Adult Day Services program at North Central Health Care is looking for help with prepping, cooking, and serving lunch one day during the week. Contact the Volunteer Office at 715.848.4450 or to sign up.

Provide Meaningful Support to Women and Families!  A compassionate first point of contact for victims of violence is essential to their healing. As a Hospital Victim Advocate, you will accompany victims at the at the hospital emergency room and/or police department, provide compassionate emotional support, and connect them to appropriate community resources. Must be 18+ years old; training provided. For more information, contact Allie at 715.842.5663 or

Kitchen Help Needed! Help package meals for seniors- no cooking required! Hours are 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Aspirus Hospital Kitchen. to sign up.

Drivers Needed! Habitat for Humanity is looking for drivers to assist with picking up donations in the greater Wausau area. Volunteers will be responsible for loading and securing donations from the donor’s location (at ground level and outside the home) and unloading donations at the Habitat for Humanity store location. Training will be provided. Authorization to review driving record required.  Contact Kathy at to apply.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Pass on Gently-Used Toddler Pants! Marathon County Head Start is in need of boys and girls pants and new underwear sizes 4T-6 for kids in toilet training. Contact Angie at 715.318.6923 ext. 210 or to donate.

Adult Hats and Mittens Needed! Marshfield Medical Center – Weston is looking for cold-weather hats and mittens for their patients. Drop off donations with the volunteer located at Door 4.  Please include your name and address so they can thank you for your donation.

Kids and Baby Items Needed! The United Way’s Rebecca’s Closet provides new and gently used clothing for children. The following items are needed at this time: Boppy pillows, strollers, baby baths and towels, boys shoes (sizes 2-8), and girls shoes (sizes 12-4). Donations can be dropped off at the United Way office (705 S. 24th Ave., Suite 400B, in Wausau) during business hours. Call 715.848.2927 with questions or to learn more about United Way community closets!

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.