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Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Jan. 28

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RSVP Community Coffee Hour at The Women’s Community. You are invited to the Community Coffee Hour on Tuesday, February 12, from 9:30 –10:30 a.m. at The Women’s Community (located at 3200 Hilltop Ave. in Wausau). Take a tour and discover how you can offer support for the victims of abuse or help with programs.  Contact Susan Krolow 715-298-5721 or skrolow@unitedwaymc.org.

Be a therapy horse side walker. Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center engages volunteers in walking alongside children or adults on horseback. Provide safety, security and encouragement. Contact Jennifer at 715-581-6505 or jenniferschwede@gmail.com.

Aspirus Hospice Patient/Family Support (Home Care). Volunteers provide emotional support to patients and their families as they give respite to caregivers and read, walk or sit with patients. Contact Samantha at 715-847-2424 or Samantha.Giese@aspirus.org.

GiGi’s Playhouse: Help for upcoming events. Help raise awareness and money for a new Down Syndrome Achievement Center in our area! A fundraiser dance and a beer and comedy event will be held soon. Volunteers will be needed to help with set up, registration and other roles. Contact Erica at wausau@gigisplayhouse.org.

Volunteer emergency personnel wanted. Are you a first responder, EMT, ambulance driver or firefighter who can donate time to the Hatley Fire and Ambulance District? The ideal person has a Wisconsin license and lives on the east side of Marathon County. Training and certification is provided for some positions. Contact Terri at 715-571-6886.

In-kind donated items needed

Office supplies, step stools and extension ladder. The Marathon County Historical Society would appreciate donations of copy paper, light vellum card stock, labels, pens/pencils and tape. They are also looking for step stools and ladders. Contact Janet at 715-842-5750 or info@marathoncountyhistory.org.

Help provide coffee comfort! If you enjoy your “cup o’joe”, you may be able to give that simple pleasure to those moving forward at The Open Door with coffee/creamer/sugar donations. Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or opendoor319@gmail.com.

Copy paper. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin can always use copy paper. Plain white paper preferred, but will appreciate any donation. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or bethk@bbbsncw.org.

Source: United Way of Marathon County

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