I'm not a Vocational Photographer. That being said equipment is expensive, and time is really all we have in life. Fortunately my wife and I are a sucker for a good cause. So what's a good cause you may ask.
Maybe you have a one time special situation. A kid who's family just absolutely can't afford graduation pics. I was born a ginger, but that doesn't make me soulless (or does it). I'm not above a special request, a little giving back makes the world a little better. However, let me be clear if give me a sob story and drive up in a brand new Mercedes you'll be looking for a photographer.
Perhaps you run a non-profit, event, or organization and there isn't a budget for media, but you need media content to further your cause. If your willing to work with me, I'm willing to work with you. Don't tell anyone I'm a nice guy it's a secret!