Dilshoda’s volunteering story: ‘It’s a sign of hope and love that joins our nations together’

Since moving to Ireland last year, Dilshoda has become an avid volunteer with the One Million Stars project in support of Amber Women’s Refuge in Kilkenny.

David’s volunteering story: ‘Volunteering helped me connect with my community when I was recovering from addiction’

David began volunteering in 2018 in order to have something positive and productive to do while recovering from addiction. Louth Volunteer Centre helped David to start volunteering.

Tetiana’s story: ‘Volunteering is my way of showing gratitude to everyone who was there for me’

Meet Tetiana, a volunteer who found a new home in Ireland after fleeing the war in Ukraine. Her experience of loss taught her to appreciate every moment and motivated her to help others.

Simon’s volunteering story: ‘Although I am giving my time, I gain so much’

Meet Simon, a dedicated volunteer who found opportunities through I-VOL.ie and Fingal Volunteer Centre. He volunteers as a Patient Befriender in the Royal Hospital Dublin, and encourages others to get involved in their communities through volunteering.

Sandram’s volunteering story: ‘I appreciate the warm welcome I’ve received from the Irish community’

Meet Sandram, a Dublin resident who has found a sense of community and integration through volunteering. Sandram shares how volunteering has enriched his life and why he believes it can make the world a better place.

Introducing Ireland’s Volunteer of the Year 2022

Gwen Maher, a GAA coach from Ballymun in Dublin, has been named Ireland’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2022 Volunteer Ireland Awards. The awards, which took place in Dublin on Friday 2nd December, celebrate Ireland’s outstanding volunteers. 

My Volunteer Story: Follyvi, Community Volunteer

Follyvi: ‘As an asylum seeker, all of the volunteers are my family’

My Volunteer Story: Bronagh Fleming, dog fosterer

Bronagh Fleming: ‘Volunteering as a dog fosterer has increased my happiness 100%.’

My Volunteer Story: Adam Ó Ceallaigh, Scouting Ireland

Adam Ó Ceallaigh: ‘There are endless opportunities in scouting. It’s really nice to be part of.’

Mary-Louise Ryan, Galway Community Volunteers

Mary-Louise Ryan: ‘I’ve been volunteering at a Community Centre, helping Ukrainian children.’