Idaho ranked 2nd in the nation for volunteerism

Posted at 5:39 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 19:39:17-05
Idaho has over 7,400 registered charities, and while non-profits are the 6th largest employer in the state, many say they wouldn't be able to do what they do if it were not for the help of volunteers. 
At Corpus Christi Day Shelter, volunteers donate their time to make sure everyone is fed, but they are not the only non-profit who benefit from the help of volunteers.
Idaho ranked number 2 in the nation for volunteerism, donating 51 million hours of service and 1.3 billion dollars in salaries and wages.
But, while volunteers are not paid monetarily, many say they are paid in other ways.