Wausau, WI- United Way of Marathon County is working closely with other community organizations to share the most immediate needs created by the Coronavirus outbreak. We encourage local organizations and community members to check our Volunteer Website for updated volunteer opportunities and connections while keeping in mind the following:
- Honor the public health recommendations: If you’re delivering supplies or food follow the suggestion of social distancing- ring the doorbell and move away from the door. Text them beforehand.
- Solo volunteering: Even if you’ve signed up for a solo volunteering opportunity, be mindful of the people you’re helping and stay true to the health department’s mandates.
- Look for opportunities that are limited in size: Organizations know how important it is to minimize the spread of the disease. Look for smaller groups.
- Stay home when you are sick: If you aren’t feeling well, stay home. Practice handwashing and limit exposure to those who are elderly or immune compromised.
Some organizations are looking for volunteers to call elderly shut-ins and check on them. There are groups looking for people to make cards to send to nursing homes. Area agencies are looking for people to make home deliveries.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Krista Mischo, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at 715-298-5719 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way of Marathon County’s mission is to unite people and organizations in Marathon County to build a stronger community and strategically invest in education, financial stability and health priorities to improve lives now and into the future. It began in 1930 and has been a staple of the community expanding to include four coalitions and more than 24 funded partners that are invested in the education, financial stability and health of our community.