Our member companies take great pride in their communities, frequently volunteering and supporting events and programs.  And we at Sip & Savor enjoy giving time to our communities, too.  So, we thought we would point out the abundant number of opportunities to serve your community year-round and as the holidays approach this time of year is no exception. If you are looking to get involved in your area, check out CommunityService.org, or VolunteerMatch.org for information on opportunities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that between September 2008 and September 2009, 63.4 million people in the United States (about 26.8 percent of the population) participated in some kind of service activity, which is an increase from previous years. Whether you’ve got a specific set of skills to offer up or are looking for ways to be social while donating your time, there is plenty of need for willing members of the community to volunteer. Popular activities include tutoring and fundraising, but if you’re looking for other ways to help out, there is no shortage of projects at this time of the year.