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.

Patriot K9 Volunteer Needs. Your effort will benefit both veterans and their service dog candidates. You will work with staff to help enable the service dog teams to reach their full potential by supporting group projects, fundraising efforts, answering phones or helping in another way. We are also in need of puppy raisers and foster homes. Contact Lani at 715-298-1373 or or visit

Forward Service Corp. Virtual or In-Person Mentors. The Forward Service Corp. and the WIOA Programs provide mentor matches for young adults who are working on life and career goals. Help invest in the life of another and the future of our community. This is an opportunity that is both virtual and/or in person. Contact Katie at 715-803-6674 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.

Office Supplies, Paper, Stamps, Labels. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin can always use copy paper and more.  Plain white paper preferred, but will appreciate any donation. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or

First Presbyterian Church: Wausau: Sunday Supper Gift Card Donations. Normally several area churches make supper and help serve it to people on Sunday evenings. With current restrictions to groups gathering, the supper program is ordering from area restaurants (like sub sandwich shops) for people to receive “take out” meals on Sunday afternoon/evenings. If you can donate a gift card or two for a local restaurant or for a grocery store (to buy fresh produce), contact Jeffrey at 715-571-3418 or email

Source: United Way of Marathon County