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Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Feb. 24

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Volunteer Shelter/Support Line Advocate. Compassionate people are needed to provide information about safety planning, community resources, emergency shelter and other services at The Women’s Community. Answer phone support line, assist residents and provide general support. Training is provided and hours are flexible. Contact Allie at 715-842-5663 or allie@womenscommunity.org. Age 18+

Substitute Route Drivers. Wausau Area Mobile Meals is looking for compassionate and caring people that enjoy meeting new people! Meals are picked up at Aspirus hospital at 11 a.m. Just a couple hours of your time can make such a difference! Contact Doris Spooner 715-848-5848 or wamobilemeals@yahoo.com. Age 18+

Soccer Coaches and Assistants for Teams. Soccer season begins on March 3 for Wausau Metro adult Special Olympics and they are looking for coaches and volunteers to assist. Practices are one night per week, with occasional tournaments on weekends. Contact Kayla or Ashley at WausauMetroAdultSO@gmail.com.

Program Assistants: GiGi’s Playhouse.  Assist the program lead by welcoming families, facilitating activities, supporting participants’ success, tracking outcomes and connecting with families. Minimum commitment for 1 session (10-12 weeks), with programs occurring weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Contact Erica at 715-370-6652 or wausau@gigisplayhouse.org. Age 13+

John Muir Incentive Day on Friday, March 20! Help lead Game Room Tournaments, Kickball, Art Challenge and STEM activities in morning or afternoon shifts. For more information, contact Mao at 715-845-2582, ext. 213, or maot@bgclub.com. Age 16+

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Bariatric Equipment. Good News Project provides items for personal care to those who cannot afford the cost of new. They accept commodes, shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment. All types of bariatric equipment are especially needed. Contact Toni at 843-5985 or e-mail toni@goodnewswi.com.

Food and Personal Care Items Residents of The Women’s Community can use the following items in the pantry: ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, cold breakfast cereal, and granola bars, canned stews, hand lotion, razors and body wash. Contact Melissa at 715-842-5663 or melissa@womenscommunity.org.

Brand New Socks. The Open Door assists people getting back on track after incarceration. Often they need basic clothing items, such as socks for adult men and women. To donate contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or opendoor319@gmail.com.

Source: United Way of Marathon County

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