United Way’s 211 Telephone Tax Appointment Scheduler. Assess eligibility and schedule free tax preparation appointments. No prior knowledge of tax filing required. A commitment of three hours a week during January – April is preferred. Flexible schedule with either morning or afternoon shifts available M-F between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Training in late December or early January. Contact Sara at szieglmeier@unitedwaymc.org or call 715-848-2927.

The Salvation Army Bell Ringing. Give two hours to ring bells throughout the greater Wausau area, in November and December. Kettle drivers also needed. Contact The Salvation Army at 715-845-4272 or sign up online at sawausau.org.

Invest in the Life of a Child. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches you and a child for activities that enrich and encourage. “Bigs” meet with their “Littles” weekly, for activities in a safe/structured environment. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or bethk@bbbsncw.org.

Environmental Education Stewards. Nature/animal lovers are needed at Monk Botanical Gardens. Training is provided for youth gardening (herbs, vegetables and flowers) and nature walks (birds, butterflies, turtles). Contact Darcie at 715-261-6309 or info@monkgardens.org.

Join the Rake-A-Thon Fun! United Way’s Make a Difference Day, on Saturday, Oct. 26, is a great opportunity for individuals/groups to rake/haul leaves to help their elderly neighbors! Contact Krista at 715-298-5719 or kmischo@unitedwaymc.org.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Fall/Winter Clothing for Children. Women United Rebecca’s Closet is accepting all children’s sizes of athletic pants, long sleeved shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Snow pants, winter boots, waterproof mittens and jackets are especially needed! Drop off at the United Way Marathon County office or contact Sarah at 715 298-5712 or stifft@unitedwaymc.org.

Christmas Care Package Items. Faith in Action of Marathon County is accepting items for their seventh Annual Gift of Hope Christmas Care Drive to help local seniors in need. Items (canned soup, canned tuna/chicken, packaged cookies/candies, personal care items, scarves, hats, mittens, greeting cards and small amount gift cards) will be accepted until Nov. 24, and the packages will be delivered on Dec. 7. Contact Jamie at 715-848-8783 or WausauFIAinfo@gmail.com.

Gaming System. Northcentral Health Care is in need of a working Nintendo, PS4 or Xbox.  Such items are used as a calming devise for the autistic. Contact Kathy at 715-848-4450 or volunteer@norcen.org.

Source: United Way of Marathon County