United Way Volunteer Opportunities

United WayOpportunities for the Week of March 20, 2017

Children's Festival Greeter.  Welcome families to the 44th Annual Children's Festival on Sat, April 8 at Marathon Park. Count people (using a hand clicker) and distribute swag bags. Choose a morning or afternoon shift. Contact Karyn, from the Wausau/Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department, at 715-261-1550.

Front Desk Support. United Way of Marathon County is seeking friendly people to assist incoming visitors and staff, answering calls on a multi-line phone system, and performing general clerical duties. Orientation and training will be provided for two-hour shifts. Contact Jessica at 715-848-2927 or jsayer@unitedwaymc.org. 

Community Based Mentors. Big Brothers/Big Sisters provide children with time and attention, typically 2-4 times per month. During casual weekly/bi-weekly, outings they develop a relationship that helps children manage their everyday challenges. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or bethg@bbbsncw.org.

Visit or Call an Elderly Neighbor. Share stories over a cup of coffee, visit a museum, go out for ice cream, or just visit. If you would prefer, develop a phone friendship, where you can check on someone's welfare and just keep him or her company for a few minutes when you have time. Contact Kelly at 715-848-8783 or fiamc.kelly@gmail.com.

Volunteer Program Assistant. The Salvation Army is seeking a committed person to help enter time cards and volunteer applications into the computer and to assist with filing one or two times a week. Contact Colleen at 845-4272 or Colleen_Mashlan@usc.salvationarmy.org.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Set Up a Kitchen. As residents leave The Women’s Community and settle into their own homes they often are in need of silverware, plates, glassware and utensils, toasters and microwaves. Contact Kimberly at 715-842-5663 or kimberly@womenscommunity.org.

Personal Care Medical Items. The Good News Project Medical Lending Closet is in need of gently used commodes for in-home patients and other personal care equipment for those who cannot afford brand new. Contact Bettina at 715-843-5985 or bettina@goodnewswi.com.

Vacuum Cleaner. North Central Health Care is looking for a gently used/good running vacuum. Contact Kathy at 715-848-4450 or kdesantis@norcen.org.

NTC’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Recognized at Convention

(Wausau, Wis.)  Northcentral Technical College (NTC) hosted the Spring Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Leadership Convention on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11. PTK is the national honor society of two-year colleges, and this event serves to recognize chapters for their work throughout the year.

In the annual regional awards ceremony, NTC's PTK chapter, Beta Rho Zeta was recognized in the following areas:

  • Named "Most Distinguished Chapter" in the Wisconsin Region
  • Matt Chitwood and Carrie Heckendorf were named "Most Distinguished Chapter Advising Team"
  • Beta Rho Zeta's Executive Board were named "2nd Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team"
  • Received 2nd Place for the College Project Hallmark Award
  • Received 3rd Place for the Honors in Action Hallmark Award
  • Received 5-star status

"The students worked extremely hard this year, and these awards are a reflection of their commitment to PTK and NTC," says Dr. Jeannie Worden, Vice President of Student Services.

Congratulations Beta Rho Zeta members!

NTC DECA Students Shine at State Conference

(Wausau, WI)  Northcentral Technical College's DECA team recently competed at the State Leadership Conference February 23-25 in Delavan, Wisconsin.  NTC competed against teams from other Wisconsin Technical Colleges as well as the UW system.  

  • Congratulations to the following students for their achievements:
  • Kaveon Staton placed 3rd in Professional Sales
  • Shayne Fellenz and Max Brink placed 2nd in Entrepreneurship (Freedom Bar)

In addition, these students participated in the DECA Management Institute and worked with students from other colleges.  

  • Kaveon Staton placed 1st with his team
  • Shayne Fellenz placed 1st with his team
  • Max Brink placed 3rd with his teamDECA Team with awards

All three students have qualified for the International DECA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA April 19-23, 2017.  Dianne Carroll, NTC DECA Advisot states: "They certainly made NTC proud with their professionalism and networking. This was mentioned by other advisors. I was very impressed with them and proud to be their advisor!"

NTC's DECA team is always accepting new club members.  For more information,contact Dianne Carroll at carroll@ntc.edu.