United Way Volunteer Opportunities

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Books and Clothes for Kids.  The Salvation Army is collecting new children’s books and clothing for children ages 0-17 years until December 17 at the Salvation Army (103 S. 2nd Avenue in Wausau).Donations are accepted Mon.-Fri. 8am - 4pm. Contact Colleen at 715-845-4272 or colleen_mashlan@usc.salvationarmy.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 become a reality! Contact Patrick at 715-571-001 or play@jojosjungle.org.

Environmental Education Stewards.  Join Monk Botanical Gardens, year-round, to provide nature programs for children and adults. Topics include Youth Gardening, Nature Walks or other items of interest. Orientation, training and curriculum provided. Contact 715-261-6309 or volunteer@monkgardens.org.

Habitat for Humanity Store Volunteers.  Join the activity on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am – noon and Saturdays from 9am – 1pm at the Recycled Building Materials store. Help with donation in-take, cleaning and preparing items for sale. Contact Habitat at 715-848-5042 or at office@habitatwausau.org.

Family Lunch Day Helpers.  In January, come eat lunch with children whose parents are unable to attend the monthly Family Lunch Days at Franklin Elementary School. From 11:30 AM -1:00 PM welcome families, wipe tables and sit with children. Contact Roxane at 715- 261-0584 or rhagedor@wausauschools.org.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Keeping Warm.  The Open Door is happy to pass along your donations of new or gently used men’s gloves and mittens, as well as long underwear and warm socks, to those who come for support at this time of year! This is a great need right now. Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or opendoor319@gmail.com.

Board Game Fun!  Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northcentral WI would appreciate your gently used board and card games and other activities that Bigs and Littles can do together. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or bethk@bbbsncw.org.

Garden Supplies.  Donated garden tools, supplies, bins, barrels, lumber for raised bed construction, etc. are appreciated for Gaining Ground Gardens, which supports therapeutic horticulture programs for current and former jail inmates and their families.  Contact Brianna at 715-261-1241 or brianna.wright@ces.uwex.edu.


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.