Mosaic Family Services would like to congratulate Rosanna Clair on being named one of our March Volunteers of the Month. We are so thankful for all Rosanna has done not only for the women and children of our Mosaic House, but for her dedication to helping those who are true survivors of human rights abuses. Read more to see why we think Rosanna makes an amazing Volunteer of the Month!

Besides volunteering at Mosaic, how do you spend your free time?

RC: I am also a volunteer for Dallas CASA. I currently work for JPMorgan, and for fun, I run with my running group, travel as much as possible, and hang out with my boyfriend. I love having a busy lifestyle, because life is too short to take for granted.

Why do you like to volunteer?

RC: I volunteer because my philosophy is that, “If there is any possible way to give back or make a difference, I will try to do that to the best of my ability. Life has so much to offer, and no matter what happens, there is always joy to be found.” I also love kids. They have this resilience about them that I just admire so much, and they are so much fun to hang out with.

Why did you want to partner with Mosaic Family Services? How did you get involved with Mosaic?

RC: Mosaic Family Services represents a lot of the values I believe, especially with the immigration/ refugees.  I did a Google Search and they were one of the first organizations that pulled up. Once I went to the training class, I knew Mosaic Family Services was a place where I would love to volunteer.

What do you hope your work with our organization will bring Mosaic clients?

RC: I hope that I can just be there in whatever way is needed. Right now, I help the children that are currently housed at the shelter with homework, or we play games, or watch movies. They make me so happy and I love their positive attitudes. I just hope that I can bring joy to their lives as well.

Final question, what is the best advice you have ever been given? 

RC: My dad always told me that “When one door closes, another one opens.” I take this to mean that there is always hope when moving forward, and even if the door that is closed on you is the one that you were comfortable with, or  too scared to shut, the one that is now open can be a fresh new start to the life you always wanted.