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

United Way RSVP: Licensed Nurses for Blood Pressure Screenings. Greet individuals, perform blood pressure screenings, repeat tests as needed for out-of-normal range findings, document results, and discuss BP result and its significance with the individual. Contact Susan Krolow with United Way RSVP program at 715-298-5721.

Boys and Girls Club of Wausau Area: Teach Virtual STEM and More!  Teach a short session of something musical, art-related, focusing on STEM, games like chess, or other activities or skills. Video record yourself and the Boys and Girls Club will share with students. Or sign up to teach something in real time. For more information, please contact Mao Thao at or 715-845-2582.

The Neighbors’ Place: Guest Intake. Volunteers will work outdoors and collect basic household information from guests. They will then bring a pre-packed grocery cart to a table where guests will load their groceries into their own vehicles. Safety gear and protocols are adhered to. Contact Mallory at 715- 845-1966 or

Age 55+ and Want to be a Volunteer? RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) can find the right volunteer position for you! One-on-one consultations, newsletter, tours of area agencies and more awaits you! Contact Susan at 715-298-5721 or

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Response to COVID-19. Please call the agency first and 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: Donations of Medical Equipment.  Good News Project is taking donations of medical equipment and office supplies, but you need to call first to set up a drop off time. Call 715-843-5985 or email

Find Wausau Area Hospitals and Agencies that Need Donated Masks and PPE.  Visit and click on the yellow banner entitled “In-Kind Needs-COVID19” to find where homemade facemasks and/or PPE is needed.

Source: United Way of Marathon County