Region 2: Central WI

(Oconto, Menominee, Langlade, Lincoln, Taylor, Clark, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, Outagamie, Shawano, Marathon)


General Volunteer Support

Antigo/Langlade County Information
Location: online
Description: Visit These Websites for Community Groups, Organizations & Businesses
Please contact the appropriate website manager, business, or organization to be added to their list. Contact: 715-623-3633 (ext.131) or

Marshfield Area United Way – Volunteer Center
Location: 156 S. Central Ave. PO Box 771 Marshfield, WI 54449
Contact: or 715-384-9992

The Neighbors of Dunn County
Location: 2901 Forbes Ave. Menomonie, WI 54751
Description: We would love for you to share other volunteer opportunities with us that you think would benefit our residents and the facility. You must be 14 years old to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteer hours are flexible, and you can volunteer any time between 9 am – 9 pm any day of the week.
Contact: 715-232-3661 or

Outagamie County – Volunteer Resources
Location: 320 s. Walnut St. Appleton, WI 54911

United Way of Inner Wisconsin
Location: 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Description: “United Way of Inner Wisconsin invests in local programs, coalitions and initiatives that provide the Building Blocks of a Better Life: Education, Income, Health and Safety Net Services.”
Contact: (715) 421-0390

United Way of Marathon County
Location: 705 S. 24th Avenue, Suite 400B, Wausau, WI 54401
Description: Local United Way affiliate; “Unite people and organizations in Marathon County to build a stronger community and strategically invest in education, income and health priorities to improve lives now and into the future.”
Contact: (715) 848-2927 or

United Way of Portage County – Volunteer Center
Location: 1100 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 302, Stevens Point, WI 54481 Link:
Contact: or (715) 341-6740

United Way of Wood and Adams County
Location: 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Description: To mobilize and inspire people to utilize their talents to enhance our community. To accomplish this, we will; foster youth and adult volunteers to meet existing and emerging community needs; provide a central clearing house for volunteer opportunities; conduct volunteer recruitment; enhance the image of volunteers; recognize volunteer achievements; offer training and support for organizations. Contact: 715-421-0390 or

Volunteer Fox Cities
Location: 2616 S. Oneida St. Suite 2 Appleton, WI 54911
Description: Volunteer Fox Cities is here to help you. Let us connect you to volunteer opportunities throughout the Fox Valley region. Contact: or 920-832-9360


UW-Marathon County Internship Program
Location: 518 S. 7th St. Wausau, WI 54401
Description: “UWMC’s Internship Program is a focused work experience where you learn more about a profession, about the culture of work, about key issues facing employers and employees, and about your career interests and goals.
The program is open to sophomores and offers hands-on learning in an actual work environment. It also includes a one-credit class, LEC 200.
Contact: Patti Thwaits, Internship Coordinator, (715) 261-6231 or

UW – Stevens Point, Career Ready Internship Program, Career Services
Location: 305A Albertson Hall (ALB) 900 Reserve St. Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Description: University College Internships provides students with information about on- and off-campus internships. They help students connect with community and campus partners and can refer them to additional resources. University College Internships also manages two specialty internship programs: the Pathways Internship Program and the Pointers Connect Internship Program. Information about eligibility requirements can be found on each program’s page.
Contact: (715) 346 – 2395 or

Recruitment and Hire

Job Center of Wisconsin
Location: 607 E. Elizabeth St. Shawano, WI 54166 (Shawano County); N172 State Hwy. 47-55 P.O. Box 910 Keshena, WI 54135 (Menominee County);
Link: County) (Menominee County)
Description: Job Board
Contact: 715-524-2511 or

United Way Fox Cities
Location: 1455 Midway Rd. Menasha, WI 54952
Description: Job Board
Contact: 920-954-7210


Fundraising and Development Support and Expertise

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Location: 4455 W. Lawrence St. Appleton, WI 54914
Description: A strong grant request is one that is well-prepared, thoughtfully planned and concisely packaged. We offer workshops focused on grant-seeking skills that will be useful when applying for grants from the Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund or donor-directed funds with application processes. Please register in advance for all information sessions and workshops.
Contact: 920-830-1290 or

Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
Location: 1501 Clark St. Stevens Point, WI 54481
Description: “To help make the counties of Portage and Waushara better places in which to grow, to work, to play and to retire – by helping people, contributing to wellness and improving the environment through financial management of gifts and grants from individuals and organizations.”
Contact: (715) 342-4454 or

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin
Location: 500 1st St. Suite 2600 Wausau, WI 54481
Description: “We exist to enhance the quality of the greater Wausau area.”
Contact: Jean Tehan, (714) 845 -9555 or

Incourage Community Foundation
Location: 478E. E. Grand Ave. Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Description: “Realizing a community that works well for all people.” As a service to our local nonprofits and to minimize costs associated with bringing in a consultant, we can provide consultants/facilitators who specialize in areas such as governance, strategic planning, grant development and adaptive leadership. Please review and complete our Consultant/Facilitator Request Form. There is a small nominal fee for the service.
Contact: (715) 423-3863 or

UW-Marathon County Foundation
Location: 518 S. 7th St. Wausau, WI 54401
Description: “The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization supporting academic and outreach programs of UW-Marathon County.”
Contact: Brad Zweck, Executive Director, (715) 261-6280 or


Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities

UW Center for Civic Engagement
Location: 625 Stewart Ave. Wausau, WI 54401
Description: “Hub of outreach and public scholarship in service learning, civic engagement, radio programming (WI Public Radio), continuing education, theatre program.”
Contact: (715) 261-6235 or

Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS), including the Wisconsin Center for Consultative Services and the David R. Obey Civic Resource Center
Location: 625 Stewart Ave. Wausau, WI 54401
Description: “The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is a unit of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. Our mission is to address local, state and national issues by linking public scholarship, civic outreach and student service to enhance community life throughout Wisconsin.”
Contact: (715) 261-6368 or

Professional and Community Organizing

Professional Development

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Location: 4455 W. Lawrence St. Appleton, WI 54914
Description: Nonprofit NEXT is one piece of a community collaboration to provide high-quality resources for Fox Valley-area nonprofit leaders. We believe our community is best served when our nonprofit organizations develop a strong internal infrastructure that enables them to meet their core mission more effectively.
Contact: 920-830-1290 or

Current Wisconsin Rapids
Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Description: “Current aims to connect and engage young professionals (young in years, young at heart, or young/new in being a professional) in the Wisconsin Rapids area to help grow and generate enthusiasm and opportunities for our community.”

Marshfield Young Professionals
Location: 700 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI 54449
Description: “The Marshfield Young Professionals (MYP) is a personal and professional development program of the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry that encourages young business people to interact socially, exchange ideas, share common interests, learn more about the area’s business community, and engage in the community’s future.”
Contact: Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (715) 384-3454 or

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative
Location: 4455 W. Lawrence St. Appleton, WI 54914
Description: The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative is a partnership of Fox Valley-area nonprofits, funders, educational institutions and businesses dedicated to providing resources needed by effective nonprofit boards and executive leaders. We are a program within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. We provide Fox Valley nonprofits with opportunities for leadership development and learning to better achieve their missions. We envision a healthy and resilient region where nonprofit leaders and organizations have access to the resources they need and are equipped with the skills to make our community a great place to live for all. We offer a wide range of leadership, management and technical skill-building programs, as well as peer learning circles, to the entire nonprofit sector in the Fox Valley.

· Nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs
· Brand New Executive Directors or those aspiring to be
· Board Members
· Board Chair/President
· Staff and Volunteers

Contact: 920-470-2300 or

Technical and Logistics


M3 Insurance
Location: 1 Corporate Dr. #600 Wausau, WI 54401
Description: The spirit of giving – it’s been integral to M3 since our founding more than 50 years ago. With the formation of the M3 Foundation in 2016, M3 has taken that instinct to do good to the next level. M3 continues to support the charitable attitudes of M3 employees, while the M3 Foundation solidifies our legacy of financial giving. The communities where we live and work give us a lot. M3 wants to give back in ways that have real value. That’s why we donate our time and money to local organizations that help make people’s lives better.
Contact: (608) 273-0655

Physical Space and Regular Convenings

CREATE Portage County – IDEA Center
Location: 1039B Ellis St. Stevens Point, WI 54481
Description: The IDEA Center offers Central WI residents access to technology, programming, coaching, work & maker spaces, and a growing network of users and supporters that promote and support creativity, innovation, and collaboration. (1 hour – $25 / Half-day – $50 / Full-day – $100)
Contact: 715-254-0460