With Christmas just around the corner, Operation Red Nose has started its search for volunteers.
Were looking for about 350 volunteers to join us and help keep Prince George roads safe during the holiday season, ORN spokesperson Andrea Johnson, Operation Red Nose.
Theyll have a great time taking party-goers home and will feel good on the inside knowing they did something beneficial for the community.
So far, about 63 people have signed up to volunteer for the free, designated driver service that also sees party-goers' vehicles driven home too.
The service is available to anyone who does not feel fit to drive and will be available over the nights of Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 and Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Volunteers can be designated drivers, navigators, escort vehicle drivers, or work at Operation Red Nose headquarters. On average, about 15 teams of three will be on call each night of service.
Volunteers must be 19 years old and have a valid driver's license and must fill out a criminal record check form which is all available online at www.ornpg.ca.
Were asking volunteers to apply as soon as possible to allow time for processing their applications and ensure they can work the nights they want, said Johnson.
In 2012, 273 Operation Red Nose volunteers provided 1,084 safe rides home over nine nights, the second-best highest total in the history of Operation Red Nose in Prince George. In 2010, 1,123 safe rides were provided, the most ever.
It's organized by the Rotary Club of Prince George Nechako in partnership with the RCMP and ICBC.