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Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Sept. 2

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Judi care mediator. Training will be Sept. 23-29 for people interested in becoming mediators in association with the Marathon County Judiciary. These people would assist parties in settling disputes ranging from housing, small claims and family matters before they enter the court system. Time commitment is flexible. Contact rwestgate@judicare.org or 715- 842-1681.

Greet Office Visitors. McLit (Central Wisconsin Literacy Council) is looking for volunteers to staff the front desk at the Wausau library location. Welcome people and help determine their needs. Contact Connie at 715-679-6170 or mclitofwausau@gmail.com.

Give rides to seniors. Faith in Action helps those in need receive rides to medical appointments or the grocery store. If you enjoy spending time with older people and can give a few hours a month, call Jamie at 715-848-8783 or email wausaufiainfo@gmail.com.

Assist Community Members in Applying for Marketplace Health Insurance. Bridge Community Health Clinic will assist consumers with enrollment for health care during the short window this fall. If you have an interest in helping people to receive healthcare, contact the patient financial advocate, Kia, at 715-848-4884, ext. 2576.

Committee Members for GiGi’s Playhouse. As the new Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Center prepares to offer programming, it has openings for individuals to serve on the fundraising, volunteer and outreach committees! People interested can email Erica at wausau@gigisplayhouse.org.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Books to Read! United Way of Marathon County has five free children’s bookshelves in the area. Help keep them stocked. Any gently used books or new books are greatly appreciated! Call Krista at 715-298-5719 or email kmischo@unitedwaymc.org.

Twiddle Mats or Blankets. Fidget blankets calm restless fingers for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents at Heartland Hospice. Items that are crocheted, sewn or knit with buttons, ribbon and beads are especially good. Contact Amanda at 715-344-4541 or Amanda.cottrell@hcr-manorcare.com.

Craft Supplies for Kids! Crayons, markers, glue, glue sticks, colored pencils, tinfoil, colored art paper, paint and paintbrushes, or clay are used by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Marathon County Family Resource Center for play and learning! Contact Emily at 715-843-1940 or enowicki@chw.org.

Source: United Way of Marathon County

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