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.

Boys and Girls Club: Wausau Area: On-Site Meal Service Volunteer. Help provide dinner for kids/families via curbside pickup Monday through Friday between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the D.C. Everest Junior High School. Volunteers must be least 18. Meet staff at the school at 4:20 p.m., set up/clean up dinner service area and help staff pack meals while wearing gloves and face masks. Contact Mao Thao at or 715-845-2582, ext. 203.

The Fix is In: Clinic Intake Assistant. Clinics are held at the Humane Society of Marathon County in Wausau from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and volunteers are needed to greet clients, take cat carriers from clients, check labeling, transport report forms and more. Contact Samantha at or 715-256-8555.

The Salvation Army: Relief/ Fill in Driver. A relief driver is needed as an on-call position. Ride with regular driver to learn the process of picking up food from local grocery stores and restaurants daily. This requires driving a minivan and lifting, loading/unloading and paper work at each stop.  Clean driving record is necessary and must be over the age of 18. Call Colleen at 715-845-4272.

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.

The Open Door: Hygiene Products. Needed are small sized deodorant, razors, shampoo and conditioners, feminine products, lip balm, toothbrushes and toothpaste for people moving from incarceration to community life. Call Anne at 848-4044.

Faith in Action: Brown Paper Grocery Bags.  Volunteers deliver groceries to seniors who cannot get groceries themselves from The Neighbors’ Place.  Bags can be dropped off at 630 Adams St., Wausau, Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Jamie at 715-848-8783 or

Source: United Way of Marathon County