2013 Volunteer Choice Awards

Global Fellowship Award


Aline Carr is the recipient of the 2013 Fellowship award

The Global Fellowship award is chosen by team mates for a volunteer’s contributions during the year. The recipient of this award is selected by the team for team MVP and shines in fellowship and Humanitarian Principles. This is the highest award for Humanity Road, and represents honesty, integrity, community, engagement, collaboration and commitment.

Aline Carr is volunteer management team leader for Humanity Road and joined Humanity Road in September of 2012. She has volunteered hundreds of hours with the organization. In February if 2013 she was one of several Humanity Road volunteers invited to the White House in recognition of the support provided to Hurricane Sandy. In June of 2013 Aline deployed to Moore Oklahoma after a devastating tornado struck that community and worked at the Multi-Agency Resource Center in Moore to provide survivors with resources for unmet needs. She has responded to all of the 2013 major events including Super Cyclone Haiyan for the Philippines. Aline is a talented organizer and inspiring team leader and her peers and fellow volunteers have nominated her to receive the Global Fellowship Award for 2013. “Collaborating with Aline is a pure pleasure” said Christoph Dennenmoser, Team Lead Urgent Needs.  We are delighted to honor Aline with the 2013 Global Fellowship Award.



Nadia Berger is the recipient of the 2013 President’s Choice Award

President’s Choice Award

Nadia Berger joined Humanity Road in September 2013 after completing her Masters dissertation on Digital Humanitarianism at Oxford Brookes University. She quickly became a very valuable contributor to the volunteer team.

Nadia provided support for emerging events on the disaster desk including flooding in Northern Colorado, storms in UK and Super Typhoon Yolanda and supported preparedness and response campaigns in social media. When we activated for the Philippines response, Nadia prepared our daily situation reports for submission to aid providers and Reliefweb.

Her ability to work under tight deadlines and understand and summarize large volumes of complex information is a huge asset.

“I have a passion for communication technologies in the context of humanitarian assistance. I am interested in how social media can help disaster response. I worked in journalism for many years and covered major disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. But nothing has allowed me to have a direct and positive impact on people than my volunteer experience with Humanity Road.”

In January, Nadia began a new special project as lead for the Humanity Road response for the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. As a project lead, she has been working with the Digital Humanitarian partner organizations on deliverables that will provide support to the WHSummit.  So it is with great honor that we recognize Nadia today with the President’s Choice Award for her contributions to Humanity Road in 2013.


Alice McGowen is the recipient for the 2013 Mercury Award

Mercury Award
The recipient of the Mercury award is volunteer who is quick footed and consistently provides coverage for emerging disasters throughout the year; whether it’s the disaster desk, social media support or administrative support.

This individual is selected based on the hours and responses worked during the yearAlice joined us in April of 2013 and felt right at home with our family of volunteers.  During 2013 Alice put in over 1,100 service hours and earned the Gold President’s Service Award as well as qualifying for this year’s Mercury Award.  She lives in Jerseyville, Il with Annie, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen known as “PBGV”.  Annie’s hours were not logged.  Alice is a Grouptweeter with Humanity Road and tweets under @FoxRn1.



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