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Wis. ranked 8th in nation for volunteering

Madison residents volunteer more than state average

MADISON, Wis. - A new report ranks Wisconsin eighth in the nation when it comes to volunteering.

The Corporation for National and Community Service released nationwide rankings Monday that said 36 percent of Wisconsinites volunteered last year.

In Madison, 42 percent of residents volunteered last year, according to a release. Statewide, volunteers donated 165.3 million hours last year.

"The people of Wisconsin should be proud of their strong leadership in volunteering," CEO of CNCS Wendy Spencer said in the release. "Volunteers enrich our communities and keep our nation strong. Service to others also connects us with our neighbors and provides us a chance to use our own skills for the common good. As citizens, there are so many ways we can make a difference for those who are in need, during this holiday and throughout the entire year."

According to the release, one in four adults volunteered in 2012, with 64.5 million Americans volunteering nearly 7.9 billion hours. The estimated value of those volunteer hours is nearly $175 billion.

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