Nick Bordner is creating a living as a Professional Volunteer
2
patrons
$9
per month
Hey there, thank you for checking out my Patreon page!  It's a busy world, so I'll dive right in:

Who am I?
Really, I'm just some guy named Nick who wants to make the largest positive contribution I can to my local community and, hopefully - to some degree - the world.  Ya...that's about it.  

What will I do with your money?
I will support myself while being a Professional Volunteer (see below).  

Okay, but what specifically will I spend the money on?
These are my monthly estimates for the following living expenses:
  • Food - $300
  • Housing/utilities - $250 (I live on a family property)
  • Transportation - $250
  • Student loans - $170
  • Technology - $50
  • Other - $415

Total: $1,435/month.  All told, this works out to about $8.25/hr for a 40-hour work (volunteering) week, making this easily the best way I can maximize my 'good done in the world' to 'cost of living' ratio and ensure your dollars are spent as effectively as possible.  

Why am I doing this?
I've held a wide variety of jobs spanning the public and private sectors, and each has been valuable.  I've met lots of wonderful people, I've gained a handful of skills, and I've even commuted to my job site by seaplane.  It's been great!  

What has remained largely unfulfilled is my desire to help people in a meaningful, varied, and direct way.  So, I've decided to focus on that.  The best way I have figured out to do that is simply by volunteering full time, being what I call a Professional Volunteer. This allows me to pour all of my energy into a diversified array of volunteering opportunities, helping many different causes, groups, and individuals. It allows me to be creative and entrepreneurial in my approach to volunteering and doing as much good as possible while still (hopefully) earning a living.  

I've started down this road and can already tell that it's the right path for me.  This is the point where I need your help to make it sustainable.  
Things I do:
Things coming soon:

I'll be sending out a monthly newsletter/volunteering log to all patrons detailing everything that happens each month (with the obvious exception of confidential information), so you'll have constant reminders of what your contribution enables and that your dollars are being effectively spent.  

Thank you once again for taking the time to check out my Patreon page!  Please reach out if you have any questions or comments.  

In service,
Nick
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
I deeply appreciate your donation, and you have my sincere gratitude for your support!  You will be added to the mailing list of monthly volunteering updates.  
Supporter, with a side of extra gratitude
$5 or more per month
Wow, this is more than just a token thing for you - thank you so much! You're willing to forgo a pretty nice cup of coffee or a couple of lousy cups every month for me, and for that you get an extra large dollop of gratitude with your monthly update! 
No, no, a LARGE side of extra gratitude
$10 or more per month
This is really getting a bit excessive, you could do serious things with $10 a month.  That's a couple nice cups of coffee, several terrible cups of coffee, or even a monthly Netflix subscription. I'm deeply honored and humbled, and you get a heaping pile of extra gratitude each month with your newsletter!
"Just give me all the gratitude and thanks you have"
$25 or more per month
You: "Wait... wait. I worry what you just heard was: 'give me a lot of gratitude and thanks.' What I said was: 'give me all. the gratitude and thanks. you have.' Do you understand?"

Me: *Nods solemnly*


You: *subtle, triumphant fist pump*

[for those not up on their Parks and Rec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrIeP798hiQ]


Seriously, this is extremely generous and you get all the gratitude and thanks I can offer!  This is like 'forgoing Netflix, Spotify, and a couple cups of coffee every month' money.  Thank you so, so much, I am at a loss for how to express how much appreciation I need to pile on top of your monthly newsletter! Really, it's more appreciation than newsletter at this point.   

Also, if you're ever a guest of mine for whatever reason, I'll cook you literally all the bacon and eggs I have, if you want.  

Influencer
$50 or more per month
At this level, you're contributing a significant portion of my monthly expenses.  For that, you have earned the right to influence how and where I spend some of my volunteering time and energy (within reason).  Let me know what causes or groups are important to you and I'll work some of them into my volunteering schedule. 
Goals
$9 of $1,435 per month
Baseline expenses are covered, life is stable and good.
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Hey there, thank you for checking out my Patreon page!  It's a busy world, so I'll dive right in:

Who am I?
Really, I'm just some guy named Nick who wants to make the largest positive contribution I can to my local community and, hopefully - to some degree - the world.  Ya...that's about it.  

What will I do with your money?
I will support myself while being a Professional Volunteer (see below).  

Okay, but what specifically will I spend the money on?
These are my monthly estimates for the following living expenses:
  • Food - $300
  • Housing/utilities - $250 (I live on a family property)
  • Transportation - $250
  • Student loans - $170
  • Technology - $50
  • Other - $415

Total: $1,435/month.  All told, this works out to about $8.25/hr for a 40-hour work (volunteering) week, making this easily the best way I can maximize my 'good done in the world' to 'cost of living' ratio and ensure your dollars are spent as effectively as possible.  

Why am I doing this?
I've held a wide variety of jobs spanning the public and private sectors, and each has been valuable.  I've met lots of wonderful people, I've gained a handful of skills, and I've even commuted to my job site by seaplane.  It's been great!  

What has remained largely unfulfilled is my desire to help people in a meaningful, varied, and direct way.  So, I've decided to focus on that.  The best way I have figured out to do that is simply by volunteering full time, being what I call a Professional Volunteer. This allows me to pour all of my energy into a diversified array of volunteering opportunities, helping many different causes, groups, and individuals. It allows me to be creative and entrepreneurial in my approach to volunteering and doing as much good as possible while still (hopefully) earning a living.  

I've started down this road and can already tell that it's the right path for me.  This is the point where I need your help to make it sustainable.  
Things I do:
Things coming soon:

I'll be sending out a monthly newsletter/volunteering log to all patrons detailing everything that happens each month (with the obvious exception of confidential information), so you'll have constant reminders of what your contribution enables and that your dollars are being effectively spent.  

Thank you once again for taking the time to check out my Patreon page!  Please reach out if you have any questions or comments.  

In service,
Nick

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
I deeply appreciate your donation, and you have my sincere gratitude for your support!  You will be added to the mailing list of monthly volunteering updates.  
Supporter, with a side of extra gratitude
$5 or more per month
Wow, this is more than just a token thing for you - thank you so much! You're willing to forgo a pretty nice cup of coffee or a couple of lousy cups every month for me, and for that you get an extra large dollop of gratitude with your monthly update! 
No, no, a LARGE side of extra gratitude
$10 or more per month
This is really getting a bit excessive, you could do serious things with $10 a month.  That's a couple nice cups of coffee, several terrible cups of coffee, or even a monthly Netflix subscription. I'm deeply honored and humbled, and you get a heaping pile of extra gratitude each month with your newsletter!
"Just give me all the gratitude and thanks you have"
$25 or more per month
You: "Wait... wait. I worry what you just heard was: 'give me a lot of gratitude and thanks.' What I said was: 'give me all. the gratitude and thanks. you have.' Do you understand?"

Me: *Nods solemnly*


You: *subtle, triumphant fist pump*

[for those not up on their Parks and Rec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrIeP798hiQ]


Seriously, this is extremely generous and you get all the gratitude and thanks I can offer!  This is like 'forgoing Netflix, Spotify, and a couple cups of coffee every month' money.  Thank you so, so much, I am at a loss for how to express how much appreciation I need to pile on top of your monthly newsletter! Really, it's more appreciation than newsletter at this point.   

Also, if you're ever a guest of mine for whatever reason, I'll cook you literally all the bacon and eggs I have, if you want.  

Influencer
$50 or more per month
At this level, you're contributing a significant portion of my monthly expenses.  For that, you have earned the right to influence how and where I spend some of my volunteering time and energy (within reason).  Let me know what causes or groups are important to you and I'll work some of them into my volunteering schedule.