My name is Jordan, I am 22 years old and I will be fulfilling a lifetime dream of mine by volunteering abroad in the Fall season of 2020. The trip will cost me approx. $4,000 and I will be saving the majority of it myself, however my volunteer travel guide suggested I create an online fundraiser to make things a little easier and allow some breathing room financially. As some of you may know I am a currently in recovery of an abusive relationship and substance abuse, and this trip gives me so much hope and joy. I love having something to look forward to and a goal to focus on. The life highs I will experience solo travelling and immersing myself in another culture is incomparable. Combining travelling and making the world a little bit better has been a passion and goal of mine since I was in my early teens. Any bit of help received to help make this dream come true would mean the world to me, and I truly appreciate any and all donations. I will volunteer about 5 hours a day and the rest of the time I will be out exploring the incredible Portugal. I depart on Septemeber 6th to take part in a food rescue project. Where the other volunteers and I will collect food from restaurants and grocery stores that would be otherwise thrown away and then package them and distribute them to the poor. This will be my first trip solo travelling and my first trip to Europe, this is a great starter trip as I will be staying with other volunteers in the lodge vs. In a hostel however I will be able to apply what I learned when planning my future solo backpacking trips! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for any and all donations, I will be able to save enough for the trip alone, however a little help would give me some breathing room and just generally relieve some financial pressure.