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Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Dec. 16

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Community Based Mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Provide “Littles” with casual weekly or bi-weekly outings, filled with conversations and shared activities. Help them explore new interests and expand their experience base beyond their family or neighborhood. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or bethk@bbbsncw.org.

Third Grade Classroom Assistant. One of the third-grade classrooms at Grant Elementary School is looking for a patient and kind volunteer to help with math, reading and/or spelling from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on your choice of a weekday. If you can go with the flow, take direction from the teacher and work independently, this is for you! Contact Roxane at 715-261-0584 or rhagedor@wausauschools.org.

Volunteer Knitters. On Tuesday evenings join those with yarn and needles, as they create outerwear for area children. Headstart and The Neighbors’ Place receive their handmade items. Contact Joann at jhendrickson@ywcawausau.org or 715-842-3381.

Alzheimer’s Association Office Volunteer. Help with a wide variety of tasks from data entry, to mailings, to assisting in planning and scheduling programs and events. If you are able to work independently and have basic computer skills although training is provided. Contact JoAnn at 1-800-272-3900 or jejanikowski@alz.org.

Fundraising / Events for NAMI. Volunteers who would like to create a fundraising event and manage it on behalf of NAMI Northwoods and/or assist with ongoing events such as brat fries, bridge parties or golf outings, contact Bernie at  715-432-0180 or naminorthwoods@gmail.com.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Copies, Copies and More Copies.  Habitat for Humanity of Wausau is looking for donated copy paper for its office needs. Call Kim at 715-848-5042 or email office@habitatwausau.org.

Prayer Shawls. Prayer shawls to give to patients as a comfort are appreciated by Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital. Contact Catherine at 715-393-2605 or Catherine.taschler@ascension.org.

Tough Grip Packaging Tape. Good News Project uses a lot of tape as they facilitate their electronic recycling program. Donations of 3M Scotch Tough Grip Moving Packaging tape are appreciated! Contact Bettina at 715- 843-5985 or bettina@goodnewswi.com.

Source: United Way of Marathon County

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