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.

On-Site Grounds Crew for Monk Botanical Gardens. Although mostly closed to the public, there are still opportunities for volunteers to weed, mulch and rake garden areas.  Contact Darcie at 715-261-6309 or

Homemade Mask Distribution. If you have homemade masks to donate to individuals or groups, or if you are an individual or group that needs masks, see our website ( or contact Krista, to be connected, at 715-298-5719 or  

Volunteer Office Help for The Open Door: Wausau. People making the transition out of incarceration can access help at The Open Door. Volunteers who can help with office work are needed.  Contact Anne at 715-848-4044.

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.

NCHC: Sit Back and Relax. Northcentral Health Care is in need of gently used/new lawn furniture. Contact Kathy at 715-848-4450 or

Patriotic Quilts and Pillowcases Needed for Veterans. Handmade red, white and blue quilts for veterans and decorative pillowcases for hospice patients are always appreciated. Contact Amanda Cottrell at 715-344-4541 or

Donations of Material and Sewing Machines.  If you have supplies that are needed for mask making, connections can be made to donate to groups making them, by calling Volunteer Connection at 715-298-5719.

Source: United Way of Marathon County