Hospice Home Care Volunteering – Patient/Family Support.  Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services engage volunteers to provide a comforting presence to patients and their families in the Hospice Program. Reading aloud, conversation, reminiscing, playing cards or board games are some of the things enjoyed by all. Contact Samantha at 715-847-2424 or samantha.giese@aspirus.org. Age 18+

Drive Seniors to Medical Appointments and/or the Grocery Store. Share your time once or twice a month to provide transportation for senior individuals to medical appointments. No steady commitment is necessary; volunteer as often as you would like. Contact Jamie at 715-848-8783 or wausaufiainfo@gmail.com. Age 18+

Do you want to Help Clean Up the Environment?  Become an E-cycle volunteer at Good News Project on Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The scheduling is very flexible. Unload cars, weigh electronics, and sort. Contact Bettina at 715-843-5985 or bettina@goodnewswi.com. Age 16+

Pantry Assistant. The Salvation Army of Wausau needs personal shopper assistants to help clients through the pantry Monday-Friday. Contact Collen Hilber at 715-845-4272 or email colleen.hilber@usc.salvationarmy.org. Age 18+

Community Mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin connects a “Big Brother/ Big Sister” volunteer to a child (“Littles”) for individualized time and attention on a regular basis, typically 2-4 times per month. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or bethk@bbbsncw.org. Age 18+

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Cleaning Supplies. The Open Door assists people getting back on track after incarceration. Cleaning supplies, such as dusting cloths, window spray and bathroom cleaners are needed. Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or opendoor319@gmail.com.

Bottled Water. Catholic Charities is in need of bottled water to give to shelter guests. To donate contact Tracy at 715-849-3311 or trieger@cclse.org.

Plastic Shopping Bags for Food Pantry Needed. Instead of throwing your plastic shopping bags away, donate them to The Neighbors’ Place food pantry. Drop off at 745 Scott St., Wausau, or contact Mallory at 715-845-1966.

Source: United Way of Marathon County