The first volunteer training day was held on Saturday 18 March 2017, with 10 attendees.

The objectives of the training day was to review the volunteer training manual, answer any questions related to volunteer opportunities at Embark, and build Embark’s volunteer community. The volunteers were also shown how to correctly handle a puppy and were given an overview of basic puppy care. The training was also a means for the Embark facilitators to discover how the volunteers could bring their own interests to benefit Embark’s mission. The day was a success, with new volunteers assisting with the Adoption Day in Colombo and two volunteers interning at the Embark Headquarters.