Gardeners and Garden Enthusiasts. Volunteer on your own, or in a group, at any of the three Wausau Urban Community Gardens in Wausau this year. Bridge Community Clinic designates a portion of each garden to grow crops to harvest and donate to local food pantries. Gardening hours are flexible as each garden is open to the public 24/7. Contact Paul at 715- 848-4884 or Age 16+

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 Age 18 +

Volunteer Ombudsman Opportunities Available! Spend time at local nursing homes visiting with the residents. Be the eyes and ears of the regional ombudsman. Training provided by the State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long-Term Care. Available in Marathon, Taylor, Lincoln and Clark counties. Contact Mary at 715-342-3086 or Age 18 +

Boys & Girls Club Volunteer. Mentor, engage and build supportive relationships with club members. Commit to 1-2 hours a week Monday – Friday between 3-5 p.m. Contact Mao 715-845-2582 ext. 213. Age 16 +

Age 55+ and Want to Volunteer? RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) can find the right volunteer position for you! Contact Susan at 715-298-5721 or Age 55 +

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Shoe Boxes. Faith in Action is looking ahead to their Christmas Gift of Hope 2020 gift box distribution. Save your shoe boxes and drop them off at 630 Adams St, Wausau, Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Jamie at 715-848-8783 or

Polyester Fiberfill. Heartland Hospice is looking for polyester fiberfill that can be used to make memory bears. Memory bears are made in remembrance of loved ones from sentimental clothing that belonged to them. Contact Amanda at 715-344-4541 or

Large Print Books. McLit of Marathon County shares magnified print books with those who have vision challenges. Contact Connie at 715-218-5324 or

Source: United Way of Marathon County