MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Twin Cities is at the top of the nation when it comes to lending a helping hand.
For the fifth straight year, the Twin Cities ranked first for volunteerism.
The Corporation for National and Community Service releases the list each year.
The organization said Minnesota volunteers are a model for the nation.
The volunteers serve the community through a range of issues including tutoring at-risk kids, job training for veterans, and responding to natural disasters.
Overall, Minnesota was the third highest state for volunteerism only trailing Utah and Iowa.
Last year, close to 63 million Americans volunteered their time. That added up to 8 billion hours of volunteer time.