Drive in the Bay Area as a HopSkipDrive CareDriver
Written by Karen Sampson
Are you interested in driving jobs in the Bay Area? HopSkipDrive, a tech solution which helps create opportunity for all through mobility, might have a great opportunity for you.
Created by three working moms who were struggling to get their busy kids to and from school and extracurricular activities, HopSkipDrive partners with schools, families, organizations and government agencies to safely and reliably get children (ages 6+) where they need to go.
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of a dozen areas HopSkipDrive currently services in the U.S. And as far as driving jobs go, being a HopSkipDrive CareDriver is a unique — and rewarding — experience.
Is there a lot of demand for CareDrivers in the Bay Area?
Yes, there is a need for more CareDrivers in the San Francisco Bay Area. As students go back to school this fall, never before has the work we do at HopSkipDrive been so necessary.
School districts everywhere are grappling with bus driver shortages, leaving more and more students — including many in the Bay Area — in need of help getting to and from school, appointments and extracurricular activities.
What’s it like being a HopSkipDrive CareDriver?
There are a lot of driving jobs out there. But none will give you the sense of satisfaction that comes from being a CareDriver. Every ride you claim can make a world of difference in the life of a student. As a CareDriver, you are helping to ensure the well-being of kids in your community by enabling equal access for all to education and other beneficial activities that lead to lifetime success.
“It’s uplifting to know I’m helping kids get to where they need to go, safely! Being a CareDriver has both financial and emotional rewards,” says one CareDriver.
Another shares: “You get a chance to see some kids over and over again, so you feel like you’re a part of their lives. It’s wonderful being able to help them get to and from the places they need to be when their parents aren’t able to.”
HopSkipDrive also helps to connect drivers to vulnerable populations that need access to safe transportation, such as senior citizens and children who are in foster care, have special needs or are experiencing homelessness.
In one such instance, HopSkipDrive helped a high school student in foster care stay at her school of origin, enabling her to earn her high school diploma — with honors!
What other Bay Area driving jobs do you know of that will give you the chance to make a difference in your community like this?
How does the CareDriver experience work?
The HopSkipDrive app is designed to make the CareDriver experience easy. You can select rides that work for you, see where you’ll be driving, get information about your Riders and track how much you earn.
From sophisticated technology that tracks every ride, to the always-on Safe Ride Support system, to our 15-point driver certification process and our COVID-Safe Ride Standards, we’re going above and beyond in our efforts to implement first-in-market procedures that promote the safety and health of everyone who uses the HopSkipDrive platform.
How much do CareDrivers make?
HopSkipDrive’s CareDrivers can earn up to $32 an hour. Plus, they’re eligible for bonuses and other incentives.
In addition, right now you could earn up to $50/hour* during HopSkipDrive’s Back to School Earnings Guarantee, which guarantees that drivers will earn $1,000 for 25 completed trips by September, 30, 2021.
What are the requirements for becoming a CareDriver?
To become a HopSkipDrive CareDriver, you must:
- Have at least five years of caregiving experience
- Be at least 23 years old
- Have a clean driving record
- Own or have access to a 4-door vehicle that is no more than 10 years old
- Undergo a multi-agency background check, including fingerprinting
If you live in the Bay area and you’re interested in driving jobs that will help you earn some money — and make a difference in your community — apply to become a CareDriver today.