Response to COVID-19. For solo, small group and safe volunteer opportunities and safety guidelines, see 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.

Faith in Action: Write Notes/ Cards for Seniors. Write notes to encourage seniors who cannot get out or see relatives now. Please write them “generically” and contact FIA for delivery policies. Contact Jamie at 715-848-8783 or

Fundraising Volunteer for The Open Door. The Open Door is looking for a grant writing and/or fundraising volunteer. Hours can be as flexible as needed. Please contact Anne or Sarah at 715-848-4044 or with any questions.

Red Cross: Virtual Disaster Dispatch. Help be the vital link between the Red Cross and local first responders. Working remotely from home, volunteers collect the necessary information and activate the Red Cross response. For more information, contact Lee at

Virtual Volunteering Ideas. See United Way’s Volunteer site for more ideas of things to do from home that will make a difference! Go to

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

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

The Women’s Community Needs. Items wanted are toiletries, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food (easy to make things are best) – Knorr’s rice or pasta sides are always a need, cleaning supplies and masks. Contact Allie at (for quickest response) or 715-842-5663. Please call first. 

Boys and Girls Club of Wausau Area: Donations for Unmet Needs Closet.  Items below are in demand now: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Pads, Tampons, Combs, Razors, Socks, Notebooks, Folders, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Markers, Glue Sticks, Erasers, and Pens. Contact Mao Thao at or (715)573-2349 before delivering or shipping items.

Source: United Way of Marathon County