ncslogoA new report has given Iowa high marks for volunteer service.  According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, Iowa ranks 5th in the nation for volunteer service rates with many Iowa cities ranking in the top ten of US cities as well.  The report shows Iowa has a volunteer rate of 37.1%.

Some highlights include:

  • Iowa City is ranked 2nd overall with a volunteer rate of 49.2%.
  • Waterloo is ranked 6th overall with a volunteer rate of 39.3%.
  • Des Moines is ranked 10th overall (9th for mid-size cities) with a volunteer rate of 38.2%.
  • Cedar Rapids ranked 17th overall (14th for mid-size cities) with a volunteer rate of 36.3%.

 For more information or to volunteer in your community, log on to www.volunteeriowa.org.