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

Sign Up For The Day Of Action! Friday, June 21, 2024 is the United Way of Marathon County’s Day of Action. Your family, group, or workplace can get involved in one of two ways: (1.) in the Community Closet, 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., sorting clothing donations and cleaning up the shopping area; or, (2.) help spruce up the Hunger Coalition’s community garden, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., painting its fence and shed. Sign up at

Do You Live In Marathon, Mosinee, Athens, Or Hatley? You can help seniors living in rural areas by providing transportation to their appointments and errands. Volunteer as often or as little as you like. Contact Jamie at Faith in Action at 715-848-8783 or to start a volunteer application.

Do You Like Chatting On The Phone? Interim Hospice is looking for volunteer Phone Pals- like a pen pal, but over the phone! These volunteers provide connection and a friendly, listening ear to a patient on hospice. While the “visit” is not in person, it still gives the patient an outlet for expression and lets them know they are not alone. If you have interest, please contact Maya at (715) 842-7707, ext. 2711, or

Creative Volunteers Needed! The Children’s Imaginarium is looking for Special Project Volunteers to assist employees with STEM programming, creating fliers, marketing ideas and materials, assembling programming kits, and some office tasks. Experience with Microsoft office suites- Word, Excel, PowerPoint- is a plus! Ages 16+. Please contact us at or to sign up!

Do You Love Kids? Wausau School District is looking for summer learning volunteers to work with students in reading and math. Flexible scheduling: we’d love to have you an hour a week or an hour a day! Please email Katie, our Volunteer Coordinator, at to get started.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Storage Bins Needed! The Women’s Community is in need of plastic bins with lids. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 3220 Hilltop Ave. in Wausau. Please contact Allie with any questions:, (715) 842-5663.

Hygiene Items Needed! The Neighbors’ Place is in need of hygiene and household cleaning products. Groups interested in initiating and planning a drive for donations are also welcome. For further information, please contact Elizabeth at (715) 845-1966.

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.