The second annual Embark/Otara Foundation Volunteer Awards was held at the Lighthouse Auditorium and Lawns on the 16th of December 2019.

The Volunteer Awards Ceremony celebrated the achievements of the Embark and Otara Foundation Volunteers who have played a pivotal role in the success of many activities, dedicating their time and energy towards supporting this cause and inspiring many to be the change and make a difference in animal welfare advancement and environmental conservation in Sri Lanka.

The volunteers graduating from the volunteer graduate program presented their legacy projects at the ceremony which encompassed the experience of volunteering with Embark and their inspiration towards supporting this cause.

43 volunteers received certificates for completing different levels of the Embark Volunteer Graduate program while two volunteers received special awards, namely,  “The Most Passionate Volunteer” and “The Most Inspiring Volunteer” which was awarded to Shenal Burkey and Thavisha Attanayake respectively.

The ceremony served as an opportunity for the volunteers to share the lessons they learnt along the way and the impact this volunteering opportunity has had on their lives.