I currently own an established business and have started a HI business. Because of my lack of money over the years, I have always given time for charities. I told a friend he should volunteer more often and give back to society.
I created a monster. I hold several volunteer positions in several organizations, in fact every Tuesday night and every other Thursday is taken up with these organizations. No my buddy is volunteering at a church and since I am the one who told him to get involved, he calls me for help.
The new project is to completely sheet rock a house. Not sure where I will find time but it is for a good cause.
Don't be afraid to volunteer some time, alot of organization need man power sometimes more than money.