United Way Volunteer Opportunities

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46th Annual Children's Festival. The Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is hosting the 46th Annual Children's Festival on Saturday April 6 from 9am - 3pm.  They are seeking several volunteers to arrive by 8:45am to be stationed at the entranceways and at the idea board.  Contact Karyn at 715-261-1550 or Karyn.Powers@co.marathon.wi.us.

Childcare Helpers Needed. The Children’s Hospital of WI Community Services is in need of help with childcare for the Lena Start program. They meet at the Marathon County Public Library on Wednesdays from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm. Contact Emily at 715 848-1457 or   enowicki@chw.org.

Respite Care Volunteers. Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services is looking for individuals who can offer the gift of time to family members who have a loved one in our Hospice Care Program. Providing 1-4 hours occasionally provides respite for the caregiver. Contact Samantha at 715-847-2424 or samantha.giese@aspirus.org.

Give Rides to Seniors. Faith in Action helps those in need to receive rides to medical appointments or grocery store. If you enjoy older people and can give a few hours a month, contact Jamie at 715-848-8783 or wausaufiainfo@gmail.com.

Temporary Pet Foster Care. Help victims of domestic violence by providing a safe place for their furry loved ones.  You will be provided with all supplies needed. You provide a roof over their heads, compassionate care, and a little extra love during their transition period. Contact Melissa at 715-842-5663 or melissa@womenscommunity.org.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Board Games Wanted. Gently used or new board games help families connect with each other, and encourage children to learn new skills. To donate please contact Krista at 715-298-5719 or kmischo@unitedwaymc.org.

Granola Bars. Catholic Charities Warming Center is in need of granola bars to give to shelter residents. Contact Tracy at 715-849-3311 or trieger@cclse.org.

Mattresses and Box Springs. The Neighbors' Place is in need of gently used mattresses. If you have mattress sets you no longer use, they can give your donation to someone in need. Contact The Neighbors’ Place at 715-845-1966 to inquire about donations.


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.

“Set the Table” Food Drive for Timberwolf Table

Since opening a year and a half ago, Timberwolf Table has been visited 340 times, and we thank all  TC students who have visited or donated.  More and more students are using Timberwolf Table, so all clubs are invited to join us for the Set the Table community service event allowing you to earn your community service attendance credit anytime March 4 through March 15. Service has never been easier. Your club is encouraged to donate items to Timberwolf Table by bringing them to the Student Leadership Center. Donate 10 non-perishable, unexpired items (all the same or a variety) from the following list to receive the credit:

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Spices
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Soup
  • Cake or Brownie Mixes
  • 100% Fruit Juice

Thank you!

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