The Tri-City Area United Way focuses on three initiatives: Educational Success: Cradle to Career, Financial Stability, and Health and Well-Being. People who volunteer within these concentrations fill a special need in the community. There are openings to work with children, seniors, indoors, outside, long-term and short-term projects. These are some opportunities in the area where YOU CAN HELP. For more information, people may call 715-735-7785. For a listing of Marinette and Menominee Area Community Youth Programs, people may visit

¦ The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help Westlund Bus Lines and Walmart to gather needed school supplies and clothing for area childre. The bus will be at Walmart Aug. 4, 5, 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two volunteers are needed for each two-hour shift. Help setting up and cleaning up at the end of the day will be provided. For more information, people may call Major Carol Lemirand, 715-735-7448.
¦ Abundant Life Shelter is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Front desk, security, IT, grants, fundraising and education committees. Second Chances Thrift Shoppe is in need of assistance for sorting and cleaning donations and for people to work on the sales floor. People may contact Brenda Levine, 920-785-0850, or
¦ Menominee Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers for general maintenance and cleaning, one-on-one help with the animals including, but not limited to: walking, socializing, training, transporting and fostering. People may contact the animal shelter at 906-864-PAWS (7297) for more information.
¦ Haven of Hope is looking for help in supervising the homeless shelter. Duties would include supervision of residents and facilitation of the shelter’s chores. Hours are available 24 hours a day and open to the choice of the volunteer. People may call the executive director, 715-735-3684 for more information or to learn more.
¦ Getting Ahead Program is seeking volunteer meeting facilitators. Getting Ahead is a program designed to assist people living in poverty make the first step toward the life they want: Taking charge of their own lives. Facilitators are trained to oversee a 16-week workshop, once a week for three hours. For more information, people may call Nicole, 715-735-7785, or email
¦ Crossing Rivers Support Group is in need of volunteer meeting facilitators. Crossing Rivers is a group of volunteers committed to helping those with mental health issues. The group also holds awareness and prevention events year round. Volunteers must have a sense of empathy and be good listeners. For more information, people may call Steve, 715-938-7348 or email
¦ DAR Boys and Girls Club is looking for volunteers for one-on-one relationships with youth. Participants may share a hobby, help with school work or relax and read with area youth. For more information, people may call 906-863-9512.
¦ OSF Hospice is in need of volunteers in Menominee and surrounding areas. Hospice volunteers have unique duties. They spend their time with the terminally ill to provide a listening ear. Volunteers give caregivers the opportunity to attend appointments, go to lunch, or in some cases, just take a nap, knowing that their loved one is not alone. There are no patient care skills required, only compassion, commitment and a love for people. If interested, people may call volunteer coordinator, Ilene Kotajarvi at 906-786-3915 for information.

Tri-City Area United Way provides services to Marinette, Oconto and Menominee counties. Those who belong to a community organization that could use volunteer help or have volunteer help to provide, may contact the Tri-City Area United Way to be included on this list. The Tri-City Area United Way also provides a service to all agencies that are looking for volunteers. For more information, people may visit, or find Tri-City Area United Way on Facebook.