Good work! Fort Collins and Loveland have made it to another Top 5 list, this time for our volunteer efforts. We rank 5th for volunteer hours in the United States.

The area ranked fifth among mid-sized cities with a 42.2 percent volunteer rate, much higher than the median rate of 26.3 percent, according to Volunteering in America, a detailed report that looks at trends across the United States. The rate incorporates all different kinds of volunteer projects from the faith community to schools to other nonprofits.According to the report, released this week by the Corporation of National and Community Service, local volunteers donated 14.8 million hours between 2007 and 2010.