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Menos Hiras: Volunteer Organizations and Community Service

 

As a university student aspiring to become a lawyer, Menos Hiras takes his studies seriously. One valuable lesson he has learned over the years, however, is that living a full life isn’t just about expanding your knowledge and gaining new skills; it is, most importantly, about dedicating yourself to serving others.

Growing up, Menos Hiras was a member of the Kimisis Tis Theotoku Greek Orthodox Church, a parish with a rich history and one of the warmest, most welcoming communities in Holmdel, New Jersey. It was here he was introduced to volunteer work.

The nature of any volunteer work will depend on the church or volunteer organization you join, but they usually focus on providing aid—in the form of food, shelter, clothing, education, etc.—to the disadvantaged in society. Through community service, Menos Hiras believes we can put smiles on the faces of the sick, poor, and lonely, and bring hope back into the hearts of the destitute.

As a community volunteer at the Kimisis Tis Theotoku, Menos Hiras also found himself joining the Greek Orthodox Youth Association (G.O.Y.A.). In a way, G.O.Y.A. is like a fraternity or any other kind of social organization, except its major focus is the development of young people’s relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As such, members are equipped with the spiritual tools that’ll help them on the path towards salvation. Through G.O.Y.A., Menos Hiras also learned how to share the joys of loving God with those who need Him most.

Whether you’re a student or a working professional, Menos Hiras recommends becoming an active member of any church or volunteer organization that’ll give you the opportunity to help the less fortunate meet their earthly and spiritual needs. A life of service, after all, if a life well-lived.

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