Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can use Operation Red Nose?
    Operation Red Nose isn’t a taxi service. It’s a unique program that gets both vehicles and drivers home safely. So while anyone can call, you must have a vehicle in order to get a ride. You also need to wear seat belts so if you have more passengers than seat belts, someone will be staying behind.
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  2. Is the service confidential?
    Absolutely! All volunteers sign a form agreeing not to provide any information that might be used to identify a client, their passengers or their addresses. So don’t let worries about discretion drive you away.
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  3. What does it cost to use Operation Red Nose?
    Operation Red Nose Sudbury is FREE but donations are gratefully accepted. All donations support local youth programs in our community.
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  4. How do I use Operation Red Nose?
    When you are ready to be picked up call out headquarters at 705-675-NOSE (6673) and a team will be dispatched to your location at the earliest opportunity. Please note, we can not accept reservations due to the operational requirements of the service.
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  5. Who can volunteer?
    You can volunteer by yourself or with friends, for one evening or as many as you can spare. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and submit a Volunteer Application form and Police Information Check form. Applications require time to process. Please ensure that you have your application(s) submitted well in advance of the dates you wish to volunteer for. Please note: Due to privacy legislation, volunteers are required to pick up their Police Information Check forms when they are ready. The Greater Sudbury Police Service will contact volunteers when their form is ready for pick up.
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  6. Can I volunteer with a group of coworkers?
    Definitely! We have a Volunteer Group package that will help you organize your office volunteers.