Operation Red Nose Recruitment Continues
Prince George, B.C. – Operation Red Nose is about one-third of the way toward reaching its target of 300 volunteers for its holiday season designated driving service.
With three weeks to go before red-vested volunteers start providing safe rides home during the festive season, as well as driving your vehicle home, 91 people had signed up either to be drivers or work the phones at headquarters.
On average, 15 road teams of three will be on call each night of service, working from 9 pm to 3 am. Operation Red Nose will be on the road for 10 nights this year: November 25th and 26th, December 2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th, and on Dec. 30th and New Year’s Eve.
Organizer Andrea Johnson says “we’re encouraging anyone who is interested is helping us out to apply online as soon as possible and submit their form to the Prince George RCMP to ensure their application, which includes a Criminal Record Check, is processed in time.
Volunteers must be at least 19 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Applications are available at www.ornpg.ca and all you have to do is fill it out, print a copy and take it, along with your driver’s license, to the RCMP detachment at 4th and Victoria.
Operation Red Nose organizers will be at the CHL’s Canada-Russia hockey game at CN Centre this Monday night as well as at the Prince George Spruce Kings game on November 25th. The campaign will be officially launched on Monday, Nov 21st at CN Centre in partnership with the Prince George Cougars.
In its 18th season in Prince George in 2015, Operation Red Nose provided 1,059 safe rides home over a nine-night period.