When school was out for winter break, Mimoza did not relax at home like most of her peers. Instead she volunteered her time at Met Council, assisting low income seniors to get housing. Not many high school students exhibit the type of dedication and maturity that Mimoza Januzi has shown as a volunteer at Met Council. And for this reason we have named her Volunteer of the Month for March 2012!
Mimoza discovered Met Council as she was searching online for volunteer opportunities in geriatrics, a field that interests her as a future career. “I did many online searches and Met Council’s mission caught my eye,” explains Mimoza. “I admire the organization for aiding many seniors who have limited resources.”
As a volunteer, Mimoza has served hot meals to seniors at our Senior Lunch Program and has spent over 150 hours working with our Housing Departmentproviding administrative support to ensure that eligible seniors have a chance at receiving low income housing.
“You can always count on Mimosa to go the extra mile.” Temima Dublin, Director of Leasing, said. “We could not have accomplished all this without her help and are so grateful that she chose to volunteer at Met Council.”
Thanks to Mimoza’s hard work and compassion, hundreds of seniors have been aided in finding affordable housing and ensuring that they receive the community programming they need. We are so grateful for her time and work. Congratulations to Mimoza for being Volunteer of the Month!