There are many people who give up their time to help a charity make money, and giving away some of your time to work at a charity event can be extremely rewarding. Let’s say you’re a photographer who is building their portfolio and have some time in-between jobs, choosing to be the main photographer for a charity event can be a big step.

It not only gives you the chance to add to your portfolio, but you also build your brand and spread the word about your services. Think just how many people will see your work after the event; they may even make it to the press. This can be the same for caterers, cake makers, DJs and musicians. If you give up your time, you can reap the rewards and it’s definitely something we recommend professionals do, especially those just starting out, but treat them as a real paying client and only invest your time if you’re 100% dedicated.