55+ VolunteerFEST.  United Way RSVP of Marathon County invites everyone 55+ to attend VolunteerFEST at the Holiday Inn at Cedar Creek on Oct. 10, from 4-6 p.m. Come learn from many nonprofit agencies about where you can use your time and talents! Invite a friend; enjoy live music, food, wine and door prizes. Contact Susan at 715-298-5721 or skrolow@unitedwaymc.org.

Spooktacular Non-Scary Halloween Event Help Needed. On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 5-7:30 p.m., the Mead Wildlife Area is holding an event that is combined with a food drive. Volunteers are needed for children’s games, pumpkin-decorating, crafts and cookie-decorating. Contact Pam at 457-6771 or pamela.resech@wisconsin.gov.

Share the Gift of Music. If you play a musical instrument or sing and want to encourage those in the hospital or hospice, you can apply at www.aspirus.org/volunteers. Or to request an application by mail, call Samantha at 715-847-2424.

Christmas Assistance Program. Seeking volunteers for the Christmas Assistance Program at The Neighbors’ Place. Help families sign up on October 11, 12 and 24, for their children to receive gifts from community sponsors. Contact Mallory at The Neighbors’ Place at mallory@neighborsplace.org or 715-845-1966.

Turkey Trot Volunteers. Come out on Thanksgiving Day and be a part of the Tenth Eastbay Turkey Trot event that supports the Marathon County Hunger Coalition. A variety of volunteer roles are available. The biggest need is for course marshalls along the route. Go to unitedwaymc.galaxydigital.com and click on Community Events Seeking Volunteers or contact Ben at 715-298-5715 or blee@unitedwaymc.org.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Towels! New bath towels, washcloths and dishtowels are a great help to those living at The Women’s Community. Contact Jessica at 715-842-5663 or jessica@womenscommunity.org.

Wood Scraps Needed. A Wausau School District art teacher is in need of donated, small wood scraps for an art project. This might be something that a handyman or carpenter has left over from a wood project. Contact Roxane at 715-261-0584 or rhagedor@wausauschools.org.

Adult Incontinence Products. Good News Project’s Health Equipment Lending Program is in need of incontinence briefs (especially XL in the pull-up style). They also accept bed pads and wipes. Contact Tony at 715-843-5985 or tony@goodnewswi.com.

Source: United Way of Marathon County