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Share the Gift of a Lift! Volunteer 1-2x/month with Faith in Action Marathon County, providing transportation for seniors living in rural areas going to medical appointments or grocery shopping. Volunteers are contacted and asked if they are available to provide transportation usually with one week’s notice. No steady commitment is necessaryvolunteer as often or as little, as you would like. Contact Jamie at Faith in Action, 715-848-8783, email to start a volunteer application.

Provide Bedside Support. Vigil volunteers are special volunteers who help provide a loving presence at the bedside of Hospice patients as they are quickly approaching end-of-life. Vigil volunteers are requested when no family or loved ones are available or when family needs a break from the bedside. Special training is offered for this type of volunteering. Please contact Heartland Hospice’s office today at 715-344-4541 or email them at or to learn more about how you can get involved.

Gift Shop Cashiers Needed. The Heartfelt Gift Shop is a quaint little shop in the new Mount View Care Center nursing home tower. Visit with residents, friends and family as they browse the Gift Shop. Ring up their purchases and provide a friendly customer experience. The shop sells new, seasonal and consignment items. The times needed are 9 a.m.-noon or noon to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call NCHC at 715-848-4450 to get involved.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Manure Spreader Needed. Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center has a few in-kind requests to support their programming including a manure spreader. If you can donate, call Jenna at 608-359-5297.

Men’s Career Clothing Needed. Emerging Leaders’ Career Closet needs the following items: men’s dress pants (sizes 28-34), men’s jeans (sizes 28-34), belts (30-36) and dress shirts (especially small and medium sizes). Donations of clean, modern, and gently used items can be made to the United Way office M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: 705 S. 24th Ave. Suite 400B, Wausau, WI 54401. Contact Amber with questions at or 715-298-5712.

Source: United Way of Marathon County