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

Do you Enjoy Helping People Get the Care They Need? Faith in Action Marathon County (FIAMC) assists seniors 60 and older in Marathon County in staying safely in their own homes. We provide them with transportation to Medical Appointments, Grocery Stores, General Shopping, and Personal Rides. We also provide Food Pantry Delivery and Friendly Visits in person or via phone. We are looking for a Volunteer to help with our Intake Process. Intake Volunteers are responsible for completing a Home Visit with new care recipients. The home visit can be completed in person or over the phone. The Intake Volunteer will assess whether the care recipient will be a good fit for our program based on their needs and answer any questions they may have. Once the Home Visit is completed, the Intake Volunteer will write a summary and return it to the FIAMC office. For a FIAMC Volunteer application, phone: 715.848.8783, email: WausauFIAinfo@gmail.com, website: FaithInActionMarathonCounty.org

Do You Have a Gift for Caregiving? Respite visit volunteers provide regularly scheduled visits with the patient and/or the patient’s family. Offer the gift of time to family members of patients in hospice who face the ever-present challenge of care giving. Hospice respite volunteers offer short-term (1-4 hours) respite care to patients, allowing caregivers to take a break, run errands, nap, etc. Qualifications: Patience, compassion, flexibility, dependability, and good active listening skills are needed. Volunteers need to be able to establish and maintain boundaries. The volunteer must be able to put the patient’s interests first. Being well grounded and possessing good common sense are important. Time Commitment: Generally, visits are made 1-2 times a month and are 1-4 hours in length. We ask that volunteers commit at least two hours a month. Location: Patient visits take place in the home of the patient whether it is a private residence, assisted living facility, or nursing home. Please contact mwill@ihc-health.com for more information.

Do You Enjoy Serving Food? The Hmong American Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers for our “Senior Dining” which will help serve food for the elderly and interact with them. If you are interested, please contact VaPao Thao at vapaothao@hmongamericancenter.org or 715.842.8390.

Have You Ever Wanted To Be a Barista? Assist Barista by greeting customers, facilitating transactions by taking drink orders, ringing sales and handling cash, restocking, cleaning, and assisting with general duties. Training will be provided. Learning to make the drinks is optional. For more information, please contact volunteers@aspirus.org

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Say THANK YOU to early childhood professionals! Cards should be no larger than 5″x7″ (when folded)
Please decorate a card and add a message inside to thank early childhood professionals. Examples could include:
Thank you for taking care of our earliest learners!
Thank you for helping children grow and learn!
Thank you for helping children and families to grow stronger!

Please have the artist sign their name (first name is fine). We collect homemade cards all year to mail for Child Care Provider Appreciation Day (the Friday before Mother’s Day). Our staff sends them to the regulated child care providers in our service area. Please return cards to Childcaring by April 1. Financial donations are also accepted to assist with mailing costs. Contact Childcaring (715.841.9490; info@childcaring.org) for more details and to be added to the volunteer list. All ages are encouraged to participate. Please do not address a specific person/place; Childcaring can not guarantee which child care provider in our area will receive your card. Please Note: By participating in this activity, you are granting permission to Childcaring to use your art, without compensation, in any print, electronic and digital platforms. Mail or call us to deliver cards to the Childcaring office: 850 State Highway 153, Suite F, Mosinee, WI 54455 / 1.800.628.8534

Do You Want to Share the Gift of Coffee? Donation of coffee is needed for our guests to have a hot cup in the morning when they come in to Open Door. For more information please contact christopher.seel@aim.com


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 www.UnitedWayMC.org or dial United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline for more information.