Response to COVID-19. For solo, small group and safe volunteer opportunities and safety guidelines, see United Way of Marathon County’s website and the Volunteer Connection section at Please adhere to any and all recommendations from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control and Marathon County Health Department if engaging in any and all volunteer roles

The Neighbors’ Place: Guest Intake Volunteers Needed.  The new food distribution model engages volunteers for 3-4 hour shifts. They will work outdoors and collect basic household information from guests. They then will bring a pre-packed grocery cart to a table where guests will load their groceries into their own vehicles. Volunteers are provided with basic safety gear when working with the pubic at a safe distance. Contact Mallory at 715- 845-1966 or

Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services: Sew Lap Blankets. Work on lap blankets while at home. Arrange with Sam for future donation. This will be an encouragement to care receivers who now have limited visitors. Contact Samantha Giese at 715-847-2424 or

United Way Volunteer Connection Marathon County: Virtual Thank You Notes for Healthcare Workers. Share your appreciation for a Healthcare Worker by sending a virtual thank you note. United Way will format and send to area hospitals.  Go to and click on the last indented opportunity description or call 715-298-5719.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Response to COVID-19. For items that people would like to donate, please call the agency first and if you can, please consider ordering online and having in-kind donations shipped to the specific agency. Please call ahead and arrange with the agency coordinator.

Good News Project: Marathon County: Donations of Postage Stamps. Postage stamps assist in communicating now with volunteers and clients via snail mail. Contact Bettina at 715-843-5985 or

Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital: Face Mask Donations. If you have facemasks you are not using ( if you are a company with health grade masks) or if you are making masks for the general public, let Cathy know at 715-212-6916 or

Source: United Way of Marathon County