Hope Crime Prevention Society hosts open house

Event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 1

Hope Crime Prevention Society needs more volunteers for a variety of its programs.

The non-profit group is involved with Speed Watch, Block Watch, Citizens on Patrol, and patrols at Othello Tunnels. An increase in retiring and aging members has resulted in fewer people committing to monthly shifts.

“We’ve got lots of things to cover and we really need to try and get some younger people involved,” said president Liz King. “It’s very rewarding work. Basically we try to make sure that we have a secure place to live and try and cut down on crime.”

Hope Crime Prevention Society works with the local RCMP and offers volunteers a flexible schedule, requiring a minimum commitment of four hours per month.

The organization is hosting an open house on Thursday (Nov. 1) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in celebration of Crime Prevention Week Nov. 1-7. Members will be on hand to answers questions and provide more information about volunteer opportunities. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

Hope Crime Prevention Society is located at 777 Fraser Ave., next to the post office.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact hcps@telus.net or 604-869-5900.