Twin Cities tops nation in volunteerism

The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reported last week that the Twin Cities area has been ranked as the top large metro area for volunteerism for the fifth consecutive year.

A report released by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service says an average of 37.1 percent of Twin Cities residents volunteered annually over a three-year period covering 2008-2010.

UST MBA students contributed to this ranking by contributing their time in a number of ways. Students served at Feed my Starving Children, and organized book readings for First Book, to name a few.

The 2011 Volunteering in America report said an average of 917,500 Twin Cities residents volunteered 100.9 million hours of service a year over the last three years.

We're continuing to focus on making a difference as we take our “Where will you make a difference?” initiative to Nicollet Mall this Thursday, August 18. Stop by during your lunch hour for some ice cream and let us know which organization you’d like us to make a donation to:  Feed My Starving ChildrenFirst Book, or Kiva.