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.

The Community Blood Center: Donate Blood. Schedule your blood donation appointment today at our Merrill location. Call 800-280-4102 or go to

Faith in Action: Write Notes/ Cards for Seniors. Faith in Action serves seniors in Marathon County. If you want to write notes to encourage those 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

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 4 p.m. The scheduling is very flexible. Unload cars, weigh electronics and sort. Contact Bettina at 715-843-5985 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 Postage Stamps. Postage stamps assist in communicating now with volunteers and clients via snail mail. Contact Bettina at 715-843-5985 or

North Central Health Care: Lawn Furniture. If you have gently used or new chairs and table to enable residents to enjoy the outdoors, please consider donating.  Call ahead to describe what you may bring and set up a time to deliver it safely. 715-848-4450.

Source: United Way of Marathon County