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Volunteers of the Month - July 2022

Volunteers of the month, thank you!


Thank you to everyone who donated their time in July. We are so grateful for your continued support of our mission! 


Abhigna Koochana

Adrienne Jenkins

Afifa Roja

Akshaj Sharma

Al Kendziora

Allison Graber

Almond Eastland

Anastasia Koretskaya

Andrew Parrella

Angela Skubovius

Angelica Dilao

Ann Krohn

Annalise Milmine

Anne Raugh

Annette Oliveira

April Forwood

Arjun Subramanian

Ayesha Benice Lim

Barbara Stoebenau

Becky Bubenik

Beira/Alice Winter/Allen

Bethanne Reid

Betsy McClure

Bill Payne

Cahil Potnis

Carol Bateman

Carolyn Welcome

Christina Pickard

Clara O'Hara

Cynthia Shelmerdine

Daria Kukharenko

David Vincent

David Yudin

Deane Bell

Deanna Anthony

Denise George

Diane Nawrocki

Dianna Appadu

Dion Joseph

Donald Sheetz

Elizabeth Blizzard

Elizabeth Sherer

Emily Cherry

Emma Owendoff

Eric Raff

Erin Siu

Gary Mitchell

Gerard Lowell Iturralde

Grand total

Gregory Winter

Haleema Khalid

Halley Kim

Hannah Price

Howie McDonell

Isaiah Young

J.B. Kump

Jalynn Somerville

Jalyssa Barney

James Sie

James Siewert

James Strong

James Whisson

Jane Loose

Janina Edwards

Jason Parr

Jayanthi Rajaram

Jerry Byrd

Jessica Morgan

Joel Simler

John Kaplan

Josanna Bakkenson


Joseph Clark

Joseph Hurley

Joseph Nimoy

Joseph Smith

Justine Eng

Kacy Combest

Kathryn Radisky

Kathy Cummings

Kathy Lee

Kurt Heringhausen

Lauren Olipra

Layan Alawami

Les Wiesenfelder

Lewis Angell

Linda Liu

Linda Mancia

Lindsay Kraemer

Lucas Lopez

Makayla McAllister

Mary Beth Garber

Maryfran Annese

Matthew Jennings

Nick Jones

Nikita Badlani

Nola Bragg

Norah Kim

Paul Deleeuw

Paul Greene-Dennis


Philip Samuel

Preethi Ravi

Rhea Agarwal

Rich Palmer

Richard Kozelka

Richard McCurdy

Richard Piper

Robert Anderson

Robert Ellsworth

Robert Sutherland

Robyn Greenhouse

Ronell Hurt

Sameera Dabbiru

Sandra Richardson

Sara Phan

Sarah Sung

Sejal Jha

Shaan Udani

Shaleigh Simonson

Shawn Poindexter

Sheeba Divakar

Sheila Kerwin

Sheree Koppel

Sheri Hinton

Sneha Rath

Sophia Gu

Sophia Iliev

Soumya Joshi

Stephanie McDaniel

Steve Holmlund

Steven Sittig

Susan Campbell

Susan Crawford

Susan Newman

Susan Snookal

Troy Hudson

Valerie Fenwick

Varun Varshney

Ved Patel

Vicki Davis

Vincent Oddo

Vincent Yau

Zachariah West 



Email Security Best Practices

In a digital volunteer environment, it's essential to protect yourself on the internet. Safeguarding your email and digital identity has become increasingly important. As an organization that offers virtual volunteerism and frequent use of email, we want to recommend email security best practices to ensure our volunteer community is protecting itself against bad actors.


Learning Ally recommends the following best practices to help you protect yourself against bad digital actors: 


Change your password regularly and use a complex password. Top tips for a secure password

  • Do not reuse passwords
  • Do not use information about yourself such as age, name, city, pet’s name, etc
  • Use special characters such as $@!#

To do list


Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) - based on your provider

  • Many email providers offer two-factor authentication as an additional security measure. This method requires a password and some other form of identification, such as a biometric or a mobile phone number, to access the two-factor authentication.

Setup a recovery method with a phone number or alternate email address

  • Most email providers will walk you through this step when setting up your email for the first time. However, you can also find guidance on setting up a recovery method from your email provider in the settings section.

Run a virus and malware scan


Check if your email has been compromised on other platforms


You can always find more email tips on our Support CenterIf you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

The Volunteer Nation Team