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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Become a Mobile Meals Volunteer! Aspirus Wausau Hospital needs help portioning out and packing 120-130 meals per day, then sorting them for delivery. This ongoing opportunity is available weekly, Sunday through Thursday! To apply, call Mary Dobeck at 715.847.2848 or Ages 14+.

Flexible Opportunity to be a Judicare Mediator! Judicare is seeking volunteers who will train to become mediators in association with the Marathon County Courts. Mediators would assist parties in settling disputes ranging from housing, small claims, and family matters before they enter the court system. Training is conducted annually, and the time commitment is flexible. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please contact Randy Westgate at or call 715.847.4501.

Chalkfest Volunteers Needed! Chalkfest Wausau is an annual event that takes place on the 400 block of downtown Wausau. People from all walks of life create amazing artwork using only chalk pastels. The event draws thousands of people downtown to admire the incredible talent. This year is the twentieth year for this amazing event. Volunteers are needed beginning Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. Contact Mort at to learn more!

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Preschool Supplies Needed! Marathon County Head Start is in need of materials to use in the classroom with their students! Highly needed items include tissues, 2-pocket folders, crayons, and more. Contact Angie at to see which items are most sought after.

Clothing Needed! United Way of Marathon County’s Community Clothing closet needs new or like-new clothing items in specific types and sizes! Visit to see which items are being accepted for donations!

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.