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I've set myself the ambitious task of travelling to and volunteering in every country on the planet.

It's a huge task, and I'm pretty much dedicating my whole life to it. Following the rules that I've set myself (see below), it will take a minimum of 20 years of my life. Realistically, it will take even longer than that. Talk about long term....

I have been doing volunteer work in various countries for a while now, but now I'm stepping it up a gear and giving myself this huge goal to aim for. The journey proper begins January 1st, 2019. At present, I'm in the planning and preparing phase. I still have a lot to do before I leave.

The goal is to do meaningful volunteer work in all 196 countries (+) on Earth.

It's not as simple as 1..2..3 though, there are some rules that I have set myself. For example, volunteer periods should be a minimum of one month at each project/country. Any less than that just doesn't particularly feel that it would have much impact on the individual projects. I would love to do more than a month at each project, but any more than that times 196 is probably not feasible. Even one month each may not be feasible to be honest..... but I'll give it my best shot.

By the way, one month is just the minimum term. I can stay at a project for longer, if I wish to - and I am sure that I will do so.

Visit the website (volunteertheworld.com) to see the other rules and details of the mission. You can also find all of the reasons why I'm doing this and the explanations behind them. Here are a few of the reasons :

  • Because the world needs help
  • Because I was lucky to be born where I was and I want to share that luck with others who were less fortunate
  • Because volunteering makes me happy
  • Because I care


The journey kicks off 1st January 2019.
Tiers
Tier V
$1 or more per month
Every little helps. Your $1 will really make a big difference to me and to the communities that I volunteer in.


All Tier V patrons will get a personal thank you note from me as well as at least one mention and thank you in a written piece and in a video.

Tier T
$5 or more per month
As well as the same mentions and thank you's written about above, Tier T patrons and higher will receive access to exclusive, more intimate videos.


I have two kinds of videos in mind for these. The first will work like diary style videos where I share my real thoughts and feelings with you. The second type will be an intimate meet and greet video with the project that I am working on at that time. You will get an exclusive peek at the conditions of the place that I am volunteering at and be introduced to some of the people / children / animals that I work with.

Tier W
$10 or more per month
Tier W is my highest tier.


Along with everything mentioned for the other two tiers, Tier W patrons will also be invited to join me for an intimate Q&A chat session on a monthly basis (connection permitting) - as a way to say thank you personally. In those sessions you can ask me any questions that you like and will get to know me a little better.


Additionally, Tier W patrons will be able to help me with some  decisions that I will have to make - eg. 'where to go next', 'which project to work on' - which won't be put to the vote on any of my other platforms. 

Goals
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In my opinion, $500 a month is a good amount to enable me to cover my living costs in almost every country on the planet.

This amount will enable me to either completely cover the living costs, or at least contribute towards them in cases where an NGO / host provides them for me.

Any amount over this, will be offered as a donation to my current volunteer project of that month.
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I've set myself the ambitious task of travelling to and volunteering in every country on the planet.

It's a huge task, and I'm pretty much dedicating my whole life to it. Following the rules that I've set myself (see below), it will take a minimum of 20 years of my life. Realistically, it will take even longer than that. Talk about long term....

I have been doing volunteer work in various countries for a while now, but now I'm stepping it up a gear and giving myself this huge goal to aim for. The journey proper begins January 1st, 2019. At present, I'm in the planning and preparing phase. I still have a lot to do before I leave.

The goal is to do meaningful volunteer work in all 196 countries (+) on Earth.

It's not as simple as 1..2..3 though, there are some rules that I have set myself. For example, volunteer periods should be a minimum of one month at each project/country. Any less than that just doesn't particularly feel that it would have much impact on the individual projects. I would love to do more than a month at each project, but any more than that times 196 is probably not feasible. Even one month each may not be feasible to be honest..... but I'll give it my best shot.

By the way, one month is just the minimum term. I can stay at a project for longer, if I wish to - and I am sure that I will do so.

Visit the website (volunteertheworld.com) to see the other rules and details of the mission. You can also find all of the reasons why I'm doing this and the explanations behind them. Here are a few of the reasons :

  • Because the world needs help
  • Because I was lucky to be born where I was and I want to share that luck with others who were less fortunate
  • Because volunteering makes me happy
  • Because I care


The journey kicks off 1st January 2019.

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Tiers
Tier V
$1 or more per month
Every little helps. Your $1 will really make a big difference to me and to the communities that I volunteer in.


All Tier V patrons will get a personal thank you note from me as well as at least one mention and thank you in a written piece and in a video.

Tier T
$5 or more per month
As well as the same mentions and thank you's written about above, Tier T patrons and higher will receive access to exclusive, more intimate videos.


I have two kinds of videos in mind for these. The first will work like diary style videos where I share my real thoughts and feelings with you. The second type will be an intimate meet and greet video with the project that I am working on at that time. You will get an exclusive peek at the conditions of the place that I am volunteering at and be introduced to some of the people / children / animals that I work with.

Tier W
$10 or more per month
Tier W is my highest tier.


Along with everything mentioned for the other two tiers, Tier W patrons will also be invited to join me for an intimate Q&A chat session on a monthly basis (connection permitting) - as a way to say thank you personally. In those sessions you can ask me any questions that you like and will get to know me a little better.


Additionally, Tier W patrons will be able to help me with some  decisions that I will have to make - eg. 'where to go next', 'which project to work on' - which won't be put to the vote on any of my other platforms.