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Maria Lelie
Maria Lelie
Maria Lelie's Blog

Thank you for a great 2022!

Warm wishes and a happy new year to our volunteers


It's been another great year of making a difference with our Volunteers! We're so glad you were here with us in 2022. Whether you volunteered your time or simply stayed engaged with our mission, we're happy you've been a part of our community, the Volunteer Nation.


The impact you made: 

We saw 200+ volunteers share their skills across 30+ projects each month, bringing stories to life in the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution and Excite Reading and supporting strategic initiatives to grow reach, engagement, and impact. In total, 2,790 volunteers served, and over 35,470 service hours were donated. 


How you helped:

  • Volunteers helped create our solutions, from prepping books for narration, assisting the production process, and post-production editing and quality assurance. 
  • Volunteers helped drive growth through research projects, school outreach, donor appreciation campaigns, educator engagement, and piloting 1:1 tutoring. 
  • Volunteers helped increase essential funding by supporting school renewal and back-to-school seasons, assisting with partnership prospecting, and engaging in corporate volunteer events. 

You, our incredible volunteers, are the heart and soul of Learning Ally’s mission. Thank you for sharing your time, talent, and passion with us. Together, we’re able to serve 2 million students nationwide, providing them with transformative education solutions and supporting over 450,000 educators across 21,000 schools to provide support and empowerment to become literacy leaders. I am so happy I work with people like you every day. 


A few notes before you go: 

  • Learning Ally will be closed from December 24th through January 3rd. Please reach out with any questions before the break. 
  • Join in the festivities: Share your favorite holiday recipe, shout out a Learning Ally community member you appreciate (a friend, volunteer, staff member, etc.), or tell us about a favorite moment from this year with Learning Ally. Our friends from the Educator Community and staff are sharing too! Click here to join in.
  • Heading home for the holidays? You can continue volunteering in any of these roles and get your friends and family involved! Don’t forget to log your service hours. You can log your hours on the volunteer portal here
  • Get excited! Upcoming events with Learning Ally can be found here
  • Stay in the know in the New Year: Update your contact information to continue receiving emails, event invites, and important information about Learning Ally and volunteering. 


On behalf of the entire team here at Learning Ally, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! 


Maria Lelie

Program Manager, Volunteer and Community Services

Stay in the Know: Update Your Contact Information

Volunteers of the month, thank you!


To all of our Volunteers, please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in our Volunteer Database. This is very important for the following reasons:

  • To continue receiving volunteer-related announcements via email

  • To receive invites to community events, and educational webinars, and hear the latest news from Learning Ally

  • To receive holiday cards and special recognition through physical mail and email for the incredible work you do!


Learn how to update your contact information here.