Operation Red Nose Seeking Volunteers
Prince George, B.C. – Be a deer and volunteer.
That’s the message from Operation Red Nose as the designated driving service put out the calls for volunteers this holiday season.
Spokesperson Andrea Johnson says ideally they’d like to attract over 300 people to help out with the cause.
“That’d be great, especially to meet demand,” she says. “Our volunteers who return year after year have a great time knowing they’ve a difference in the community. We guarantee new volunteers will feel the same way.”
Volunteers must be 19 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and complete a criminal record check (which they must drop off at the Prince George RCMP detachment on Victoria Street).
You can fill out an application by clicking here. Johnson says a couple different roles are available.
“They can stay inside ICBC headquarters and answer phones but most will be out on the road, working with teams of three,” says Johnson.
She says the service is entering its 19th season and notes 1,059 rides were provided last year – the third most since Operation Red nose began in Prince George. Opening night this year is the weekend of November 25 and 26. In total it will be out on the road nine nights culminating with the busiest of all – New Year’s Eve.
And though Operation Red Nose is free, Johnson says proceeds from driver donations go to local youth and amateur sport.
“The skate board park in the Hart just opened up last weekend (Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park) and our Rotary Club that oversees Operation Red Nose put in $36,000 towards building that park. So that’s how Operation Red Nose helps out the community.”