As a business owner, you have the opportunity to use your resources and services to make a difference in your community. You not have to spend a lot of money or a lot of time helping others, but the effort that you put in is sure to improve someone’s life in the future. This is about more than just donating money for a tax write-off. It’s about showing the community that you care. If you happen to get some free advertising along the way, that just sweetens the deal! Here are some volunteer opportunities for window cleaning companies that you could try out.
By offering free window cleaning services to animal shelters and homeless shelters in your area, you can share your talent with the rest of the world. You may be allowed to put a sticker in the window saying that you were the one to keep the windows clean, which means that everyone that visits the shelters will know what your work looks like. If not though, simply doing the work will show that you care about the people and pets in your area. Contact some of the local rescue and family crisis centers near you and see if they could benefit from your window washing services.
This event could be just about anything, from a birthday party for a well-loved person in the neighborhood to a holiday party for people of all ages. In the summer, you could host a BBQ or a fourth of July celebration and invite people to come in for little to no money. Just having the idea to do that will encourage other businesses to donate money, supplies, and manpower to the event, which may cover your costs. As long as your name is attached to the name of the event, you will be able to advertise and give back at the same time.
There are plenty of children’s organizations out there that could use good people to influence their kids’ lives. As an entrepreneur, you could share some of your experiences with money management, advertising, and more to help children understand how the business world really works. Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops often look for speakers to come to their meetings to share their experiences with their troop members. You can reach out to an organization like this or even an elementary school and see if you could be of any service to them.
At the end of the day, you know what services will benefit your community the most. Figure out a way that you can contribute to the city, town, or neighborhood you live in, and you are sure to make a difference in the world around you.