The city’s volunteer centre to recruit, train, schedule, and deploy volunteers to help receive and support evacuees from the Cariboo wildfires is now open.
The “Volunteer PG Centre” will be managed by Volunteer PG, a volunteer recruitment and referral agency serving the Prince George area. The centre’s reception area is located in Room 205 of the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.
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.
For the time being, the Centre will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
As of yesterday evening, the total number of evacuees who have registered at the Emergency Reception Centre at the College of New Caledonia was 4,948 (3,963 adults and 985 children).
Included in this number:
- 428 are in group lodging
- 470 are in RV parking
- 2403 have found alternative accommodation
- 484 have found commercial lodging
Thus far, the city has distributed roughly $373,000 in grocery vouchers.