Frequently asqued questions
Yes, you must fill out a new volunteer application form even if you volunteered last year.
You must follow the same procedure as road volunteers. Often your local volunteer application form will have a section reserved for volunteer positions at headquarters. Check the position(s) that you would like to fill and someone will contact you.
Of course! Fill out a volunteer application form and when you show up for duty at headquarters, we will match you up with other volunteers to form a team
Yes, you can volunteer as a navigator, i.e. the person who accompanies the volunteer driver and the client inside the client’s vehicle. You must however meet the volunteer age criteria as indicated on the volunteer application form.
No. You don’t have to be on the road until the late hours of the night in order to volunteer for ORN. You can end your volunteer shift at any time if you feel too tired to continue.
No. You may not have any alcohol on the day that you will volunteer for Operation Red Nose. That has been the rule of thumb since Operation Red Nose began in 1984.
No, complete soberness is mandatory for all volunteers on the day they take part in Operation Red Nose. They must therefore not consume alcohol not cannabis that day.
Most local Red Nose organizations have a reimbursement policy for the volunteers who act as escort drivers. We invite you to contact your local host organization for more information
The escort driver is responsible for having standard car insurance to cover any potential damages. Operation Red Nose provides additional complementary coverage to the coverage you already have. Please contact your local host organization for more details.
To volunteer as a volunteer driver or an escort driver, it is mandatory to have a Canadian driver’s licence. However, you could still volunteer as a navigator.