volunteerism

Ken Vensel

Public-service minded Washington residents helped the state rank ninth in the nation for volunteering last year.

According to a national volunteering report, nearly 2 million Washingtonians volunteered more than 250 million hours in 2012.

Lance Cheung / USDA

Another list ranks Seattle #1.  This time the data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau and the ranking has to do with moms and dads volunteering their time.