United Way Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities for the Week of December 18, 2017United Way

Promote Monk Botanical Gardens!  Use your marketing skills and grow the community’s interest in horticulture and the enduring relationship between plants and people, as a Volunteer Marketing Assistant. Contact Darcie at 715-261-6309 or info@monkgardens.org.

Restaurant Fundraiser Organizer. JoJo's Jungle is seeking a volunteer to coordinate several area restaurants in donating a percentage of their food sales on a date they choose. Help make the goal of building an all-inclusive playground in our community become a reality! Contact Patrick at 715-571-001 or play@jojosjungle.org.

Help Seniors Get Their Move On.   Forest Park Village is seeking people to join seniors for exercise, at their independent living, assisted living, and memory care facilities.  Bring your ideas so they don’t have to use DVD’s anymore! Contact Frances at 715-845-1214 x. 322 or 715-253-2125 x. 212 or FrancesS@homme.org.

Vision /Hearing Screening Volunteers. Assist screeners with elementary school students as they have vision and hearing assessed. No medical knowledge needed. Training will occur the day you come. Maine: 2/5, Hawthorn Hills:  3/20, 3/21 and 4/11, Lincoln: 4/4, 4/5 and 4/17. Contact Roxane at 715- 261-0584 or rhagedor@wausauschools.org.

Like Electronics? Assist with Good News Project’s e-cycling program Fridays anytime between 9-5 (even 1 hour commitments are helpful). Help sort scrap, lift heavy items and wrap pallets of electronics. Contact Bettina at 715-843-5985 or bettina@goodnewswi.com.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Keep Hands and Feet Warm! The Wausau Community Warming Center is looking to receive donations of foot and hand warmers to distribute to guests during the cold winter days. New winter hats and gloves are also accepted. Contact Tracy at 608-519-8069 or trieger@cclse.org 

B-I-N-G-O Treats. North Central Health Care is in need of small bingo prizes & non-perishable purchased treats such as fruit snacks and candy. Contact Kathy at 715-848-4450 or kdesantis@norcen.org.

Do Something Artsy!  Winter and the holiday school break is a great time for kids in the community to try some of their artistic skills at the Boys and Girls Club. If you have gently used or new arts and crafts, materials to donate contact Mao at 715-845-2582 or maot@bgclub.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. 

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