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

Your Family, Workplace, Or School Can Make A Difference! Saturday, October 28 is Make A Difference Day! For elderly and disabled homeowners, seasonal lawn presents a significant challenge. United Way of Marathon County is wants to help relieve that worry by coordinating volunteers to rake these yards. Gather your group to spend a few hours raking, bagging, and hauling leaves for households across Marathon County. Contact Carly to register at or 715.298.5719. To register your yard to be raked, call 211 during business hours now until October 2.

Do You Like Meeting New People? ProMedica volunteers spend time socializing and providing companionship with individuals receiving Hospice Services. Activities include reading to patients, playing cards, going on walks, providing caregiver relief, watching game shows, and listening to their stories. Visit schedule is set by the volunteer and is very flexible! Please call Mary at 715.344.4541 to learn how to become a part of the team.

Strong Volunteers Needed! Habitat for Humanity needs your help to keep items out of the landfill! On September 22nd & 23rd, they will be accepting large items to be donated to the ReStore. Volunteers are needed to help unload and load items so they can be cleaned and sold. All proceeds help fund building homes in our community! Multiple shifts available; ages 14+ with a parent/guardian. Contact Kelsey at 715.848.5042 or to sign up!

Help Local Families Access Fresh Produce! Help the Marathon County Hunger Coalition at the Wausau Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, 10am-1pm, to collect leftover and donated produce. The food collected is then distributed to local food pantries, ensuring community members have access to fresh, healthy options. Sign up for a shift at or contact Carly at or 715.298.5719.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Baby Hygiene Items Needed! The Babies’ Place at The Neighbors’ Place needs shampoo, baby wash, diapers, diaper rash cream, and other baby hygiene items to stock their shelves. Donations accepted 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on the loading dock side of 360 Grand Avenue. Contact Elizabeth at 715.845.1966 with questions.

Copy Paper Needed! Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northcentral WI is asking for donated office supplies: white copy paper, stamps and labels for mailings. Thanks for considering donating to help promote the work of BBBS in our area! Contact Megan Belanger with questions.

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.