Volunteer Centre Opens
Prince George, B.C.- Hundreds of Prince George residents have turned out to register to volunteer to assist wildfire evacuees.
The Volunteer Centre In Prince George is now officially open.
The Centre will recruit, train, schedule, and deploy volunteers to help receive and support evacuees from the Cariboo wildfires.
Roy Baily is one of the people who arrived this morning “I am willing to do whatever they need, shuttle supplies, even work at the agriplex if they need it”. This isn’t his first time volunteering as he was one if the “green jackets” who made the Canada Winter Games so successful. For Bailey volunteering is a family thing, his daughter is volunteering in Kamloops helping those evacuated from the Ashcroft and Cache Creek areas.
Janice Elsenheimer says she is volunteering for family reasons “I have family from Williams Lake who have been staying with us and I also have family in Quesnel who are 10 kilometres or so from the big fires there.”
Volunteer Prince George says since posting a link on the web calling for volunteers they have already received 800 applications.
The “Volunteer PG Centre” will be managed by Volunteer PG, a volunteer recruitment and referral agency serving the Prince George area. Located in Room 205 of the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, the centre will be open from 8 am to 8 pm daily seven days a week for the time being.
Prospective volunteers can visit the Centre in person, fill out a form on the City’s website, and contact the Volunteer PG Centre at 250-614-7835.