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Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Aug. 26

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Deliver Hot Meals. Meals on Wheels is a volunteer program through the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin that provides a hot meal to homebound older adults. Meal pick-up is M-F at 10:45 a.m. and most routes take an hour. Help an hour a month, each week, or gather a group of friends or coworkers to adopt a route. Contact Erin at erin.wells@adrc-cw.org or 715-261-6070.

Stock, Organize or Help Shoppers. Weekdays around mid-day are times when many families come through The Neighbors’ Place food pantry. Help is needed in different roles. Contact Mallory at mallory@neighborsplace.org or 715-845-1966.

Socialize with a Hospice Patient. Do you enjoy taking walks inside and outside, reading, playing cribbage and other card games? Heartland Hospice can find good connections for Friendly Visitor Volunteers. Contact Amanda at 715-344-4541 or amanda.cottrell@hcr-manorcare.com.

Tutor Adults in English. Experienced tutors and/or teachers provide after-school group sessions to parents to help promote involvement in their children’s education and understanding of school communication. Contact Connie at 715-679-6170 or mclitofwausau@gmail.com.

More Opportunities! Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at unitedwaymc.galaxydigital.com to find big events and on-going opportunities for you.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Going Camping? The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is looking for gently used or new tents for two to six people. More outdoor experiences to build outdoor skills can be planned with tents! Contact Rebecca in Wausau at 888-747-6945 or rperkins@gsnwgl.org.

Safety First. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Marathon County FRC provides a parent aide program to instruct about home safety. Items people need are outlet covers, child safety locks and potty training chairs. Contact Emily at enowicki@chw.org or 715-843-1940.

Got Shades? Sunglasses for adults to wear while receiving rides is a great need as the Cycling without Age gives trishaw rides on their trishaws to area seniors and others. Contact Halle at cwa.marathoncounty@gmail.com or 715-573-3192.

Source: United Way of Marathon County

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