South Dakota now ranks 4th in the nation for volunteer work.
A federal study estimates more than 35 percent of South Dakotans are involved in formal volunteering or charity work.
The Corporation for National and Community Service conducts an annual study about volunteerism across the county. Last year South Dakota ranked 10th in the nation for volunteerism, this year the state made the top five.
Governor Dennis Daugaard says the study affirms what he and many South Dakotans already know.