Two of Emmaus South Wales' long standing volunteers have been recognised for their efforts at this years BAVO Volunteer Achievement Awards. Ryan Jones and Chris Spanswick both received awards for their volunteering work for Emmaus South Wales. 

Ryan, who has been volunteering for Emmaus for nearly three years won the Highly Commended Volunteer of the year Award. Ryan said "I've been volunteering with Emmaus for nearly three years. I started off on a placement with them and then when that had finished I went back to volunteer. It gives me something to do and it's a nice atmosphere. I've learnt so much volunteering for Emmaus such as working on the till, putting in the deliveries and cashing up!"

The BAVO Volunteer Achievement Awards were held in the Heronston Hotel with a number of awards being given out during the afternoon. 

Ryan collecting his award

Ryan said "The awards were really good my mum came with me and she got a bit emotional when they called my name. I think the awards really empower volunteers!"

Chris, who has been volunteering for Emmaus for around two and a half years won Charity Shop Volunteer of the Year. Chris said " I volunteer for Emmaus as it gives me something to do and I like the people. I just want to say thank you for my award and thank you to the people who nominated me" 

We're very grateful to Chris and Ryan for their long standing commitment to Emmaus South Wales and are very pleased they have been recognised for their voluntary work and the progress they have made. 

If you are interested in volunteering for Emmaus South Wales find out more here