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.

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, virtual classes and more awaits you! Contact Susan at 715-298-5721 or

Faith in Action: Gifts of Hope. Make homemade Christmas cards for senior care-receivers. Drop off cards at 630 Adams St., Wausau, by Thursday, Nov. 19. Contact Faith in Action at 715-848-8783 or

Marathon County Literacy Council.  Help Santa respond to children’s letters in December by using a sample template. Contact 715-679-6170 or email

GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau: Committee Members, Program Leads, and More!  Gigi’s At Home is happening virtually now. Now and when the physical doors open again, there are volunteer needs. Contact Erica at 715-370-6652 or

More In-Person, Remote and Virtual Volunteer Opportunities!  Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at     

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.

Adopt a Resident.  North Central Health Care and Mount View Care Center will provide you with suggested holiday gifts for residents who have indicated a specific need or want. This may be all they receive at gift-giving time. Call Volunteer Services at 715-848-4450 or email

Winter Needs. Community Center of Hope is looking for the following: shovel, tarp, ice salt in shaker container, and new hats and mittens for guests. Contact Amy at 715-693-7145 or

Source: United Way of Marathon County