A Meath woman who works at the Amazon delivery station in Dublin has been nominated for a national award thanks to her outstanding efforts supporting the local community.

Roberta Ieremie who works at Amazon in Dublin as a shift manager, was nominated for a national Amazon Stars award by her colleagues at the delivery station.

Amazon Stars, now in its fourth year, is a UK-wide Amazon campaign that recognises and rewards Amazon employees who go above and beyond for their local community by using their skills, time and passion to help others.

Roberta, who joined Amazon in 2021, is a passionate supporter of the Meath community, taking part in many fundraising and volunteering campaigns in her spare time over the last two years. It’s this passion for making a positive impact in her community that has seen Roberta nominated in this year’s Amazon Stars awards.

Roberta’s support of her community means she is in with a chance of winning one of two Dream Boxes, the top prize awarded as part of the Amazon Stars campaign. A Dream Box, worth €1,500, is a personalised prize to honour Amazon’s top two community heroes in the UK.

Dream Boxes won by previous Amazon Stars include community donations, music equipment, holiday vouchers and family tickets for Disneyland Paris. Roberta will find out if she has won a Dream Box later in the month.

“I really wanted to experience a different culture and a different way of working, so when I saw a position at Amazon in Northern Ireland, I felt like it offered me both opportunities. I took a chance and applied for the role,” she said.

“I really wanted to work at Amazon because of the company’s diversity and opportunities to grow, and I’ve had a great two years here since I joined the team.”

Roberta was inspired to become a diversity champion at Amazon, and it’s her work in this area that’s partly responsible for her Amazon Stars nomination.

Amazon provides community donations and employee volunteering opportunities for its employees to support community organisations. These are two of the ways Amazon supports the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK and Ireland. Amazon provides students, teachers and parents with free computer science and STEM education programmes through Amazon Future Engineer and has teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to deliver more than seven million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas of the country.

Earlier this year, Amazon partnered with Comic Relief to become the official home of the Red Nose. Amazon employees across the UK hosted fundraising activities and together with their customers and partners, raised £2.7 million to support those going through the toughest time of their lives.