(KMOV)- St. Louis has been named tenth in the nation for volunteering. From 2008 to 2009, 30.5 percent of adults volunteered. St. Louis was ranked among 51 of the larger metropolitan areas.
St. Louis’s volunteer rate is at 31 percent which is 4.2 percent higher than the national average. On average, each citizen worked 38.7 hours. The number of volunteers has increased over the last two years.
The most common types of volunteerism are collecting and distributing food or fundraising.
"This report is a testament to the success of service in St. Louis," said Mayor Frances Slay. "We've known for a long time that St. Louisans are very generous with their time, their money, and their talents. I'm proud that our generosity tops this list and I encourage everyone to continue their volunteerism. Your service is making our City a better place to live."
The report was done by Volunteering in America which gathers trends and demographics on volunteerism.
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