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Volunteer study

by Katie Morimoto

WISCONSIN (WAOW) --  Acts of kindness and giving back are what build a community, and here in Wisconsin people are doing just that.

A report was put out by the "Corporation for National and Community Services."  It ranks the state as number ten in the nation when it comes to getting volunteers to step up.  Those who help find volunteers say many feel its a chance to help those in need.

"We have great voluteers here, people feel very connected to their community, want to give back and want to see quality programming," says Shelly Kaiser, Director of Volunteer Connections.

The reports shows that more than one-and-half million people in Wisconsin volunteered last year.  With a 35 percant volunteer rate totaling about 165 volunteer hours between 2005-2007.

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