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Volunteer Programs & Outreach

The following programs are financially supported by the volunteers at Aspirus Wausau Hospital:

  • HANDS – In 1995, the Research and Development Committee of the Aspirus Volunteers created an outreach program that helps protect the health of children in the Wausau community by teaching good handwashing skills.  Since that time, volunteers have gone into pre-school classrooms to deliver this message through a hands-on program that teaches more than 1,000 children each year.
  • Lifeline – Through the efforts of our volunteers, more than 900 personal emergency response units are provided to subscribers of the Lifeline Program, on a rental basis, throughout Marathon and Lincoln Counties and the city of Marshfield.
  • Rainbow's End Day Camp – This camp, sponsored by the Aspirus Health Foundation, offers a unique summer camp experience in July for children with special needs ages 5 – 21. Learn more about this program and how you can apply to volunteer with Rainbow's End.
  • Safe Kids Wausau Area – Volunteers help operate events for children as part of the Safe Kids Wausau Area Coalition, helping to promote children’s safety initiatives such as child passenger safety, helmet safety, water safety and other topics. 
  • Scholarships – Up to $8,500 is awarded annually to graduating active Aspirus Volunteens. Individual scholarships awarded in the amount of $500. Conditions apply.
  • Student Talent Art Review (STAR) – Local high school students submit artwork to be judged.  Winning entries are professionally matted, framed and hung at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for 12 months.
  • Teddy Bear Clinic – Children from area kindergarten classes are invited, along with a sick friend (teddy bear), to be seen and treated at the Teddy Bear Clinic held in the Emergency Department of Aspirus Wausau Hospital.  The purpose of this clinic is to familiarize children with the Emergency Department.
  • Honoring Choices – On the first Thursday of every month, trained volunteers assist community members with advance directive completion.

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  • Rainbow's End Day Camp

    Rainbow's End Day Camp

    Rainbow's End Day Camp, is a week long camp each summer, where children with special needs are paired with teen volunteers to learn valuable life skills through a number of activities and social opportunities.