Volunteer Opportunities for the Week of December 5, 2016
Be Santa’s Helper! Accept toys at Salvation Army’s Angel Tree in the center area of the Wausau Center mall & assist people in choosing a child to buy for. Give an hour or more to bring a smile to a thankful child. Contact Colleen at 715-845-4272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Red Schoolhouse Teacher. Partnered with Altrusa International and the Marathon County Park Department, the Marathon County Historical Society's Little Red Schoolhouse provides 4th graders the experience of a day in a 1900's one-room schoolhouse. Work with our current teachers, dress in period costume, help with spelling bees, recitation and penmanship. Contact Janet at 715-842-5750 or email@example.com.
“Bundles of Joy” Gift-Wrapping. Shop at the Mall, then get your gifts wrapped at our booth and consider volunteering, too! Join the holiday fun at the Wausau Center Mall as you wrap gifts for donations that go to purchase diapers for babies in need. Spots still open at various times and close to Christmas. Contact 715-298-5719 or to sign up go to: http://unitedwaymc.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/
Kindergarten Reading Assistant. The Wausau School District invites you to read to/listen to students at Franklin Elementary for about 30 min. on Wed., Thurs. and/or Fri. afternoons. Patience and willingness to take direction from teacher required. Contact Roxane at 715-261-0584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Opportunities! Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at www.unitedwaymc.galaxydigital.com to find big events / on-going opportunities and one-time volunteer roles that YOU can fill!
In-Kind Donated Items Needed
Cheerios, Wheaties & More! Big boxes of cereal help students eat better over holiday breaks from school. To donate contact Carolyn Nash of Blessings in a Backpack at 715-359-1040 ext. 5556 or email@example.com.
Paper Donations. Copy paper in white or any other colors will be greatly appreciated by the Marathon County Historical Society. Contact Janet at 715-842-5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hygiene Supplies and Warm Outerwear. The Open Door is happy to pass on new hygiene care items (disposable razors, deodorant, etc.) to those who come for support, as well as warm socks, gloves and hats (new or gently used) at this time of year! Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or email@example.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.