South Dakotans are a giving, generous people. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, South Dakota ranks fourth in the country in volunteerism. Just over 35 percent of South Dakotans volunteered their time in 2015 for community service, while 57.2 percent of residents donated to charity. Volunteer work is something that is ingrained in South Dakotans since our youth. Foundations and groups, such as the National Honor Society, encourage high school students to volunteer which helps mold them into helpful, community-serving members.