Response to COVID-19. For 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.

Help Distribute Food in a Safe Way. The Neighbors’ Place is seeking volunteers to register food pantry guests and prepare grocery carts for guests to load into their own vehicles. Shifts are approximately M, T and Th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and W from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Some inside and outside work, depending on the job. Contact Bettina at 715-845-1966, extension 306, or

Join the IDEA group! The Monk Botanical Gardens Board of Directors has just developed an Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) Committee and are seeking passionate community members to participate. They want this committee to represent the entire Wausau area. Contact 715-261-6309 or

Give Compassion During Crisis. The Women’s Community Hospital Victim advocate provides the support needed at the hospital or police department. This is in-person to support a victim. Training sessions are required for this role for those 18 years old plus. Contact Allie at 715-842-5663 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.

Marathon County Literacy Council General Supply Needs. Bottled water, soda, k-Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, dawn and Lysol. Contact 715-679-6170 or

Items Needed for The Women’s Community Shelter. Toilet brushes (with holders), small trash bins, shower curtain liners and hooks, dish bins, small fans and lamps. Contact Allie at or 715-842-5663 for more information and to arrange delivery.

Wanted: Adult Bikes. The Neighbors’ Place program, Wheels Again, is a bicycle-refurbishing program. So take your old bikes down from the garage rafters and donate, to share with someone in need in your community. Contact 715-845-1966, extension 306, or

Source: United Way of Marathon County