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.
One Million Stars is a collaborative art project where volunteers weave paper stars that are used in exhibitions across Ireland to represent light and hope against violence (particularly violence against women).

“When I came to Ireland from Uzbekistan last year, I wanted to get involved in life in Kilkenny. So, I registered with Kilkenny Volunteer Centre.

“They invited registered volunteers to come into the centre every Thursday for seven weeks to join the One Million Stars Project for Amber Women’s Refuge.

“During these seven weeks, we were joined by Irish volunteers, Ukrainian volunteers and many other other nationalities too.

“I think it is not just about making the stars, but for me it is a sign of hope and love that joins all our nations together to highlight violence against women. I am really happy to be part of that community and we are always made feel welcome there in the centre.”

This National Volunteering Week, we’re celebrating the kindness, compassion, and generosity of volunteers like Dilshoda. 

Thank you to Dilshoda for sharing her Volunteer Story. Please email [email protected] if you’d like to share yours!

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