Become a HopSkipDrive CareDriver in Los Angeles
Written by Karen Sampson
Looking for a part-time, flexible — and rewarding — driving job in Los Angeles? By becoming a HopSkipDrive CareDriver, you’ll have the opportunity to set your own schedule, earn extra income and make a positive impact in your community.
As a safe transportation solution, HopSkipDrive arranges safe, reliable rides for students and vulnerable residents in a variety of different cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles. From the westside to central LA to downtown and the San Fernando Valley, HopSkipDrive offers a reliable solution that helps parents get their children (ages 6 and up) where they need to go.
“Being a divorced parent to an active 13-year old who has numerous after-school activities — including swim practice at a neighboring high school, and surfing — I needed help on a regular basis shuttling her around town,” says one Los Angeles-based parent who relies on HopSkipDrive. “HopSkipDrive has been a lifesaver for me in this department. It’s challenging enough to juggle my full-time job with parenting but thanks to the wonderful, reliable and trusted service offered by HopSkipDrive, I have one less thing to worry about!”
With in-person learning resuming across the country, school districts are struggling with severe bus driver shortages that have been exacerbated by COVID-19. This unfortunate situation has left students in the greater Los Angeles area in need of help getting to and from school, appointments and extracurricular activities.
In addition to aiding with school transportation needs, HopSkipDrive helps to connect drivers to vulnerable populations that also need access to safe transportation, such as senior citizens and children who are in foster care, have special needs or are experiencing homelessness.
If you live in Los Angeles and you’re interested in making some money in your spare time — and in making a difference in the lives of students, senior citizens and families — becoming a HopSkipDrive CareDriver could be a fulfilling experience for you.
What are the requirements for becoming a HopSkipDrive CareDriver in Los Angeles?
One of the unique, and most important, requirements for becoming a HopSkipDrive CareDriver is that you must have at least five years of caregiving experience.
In addition, all drivers must be at least 23 years of age, undergo rigorous background checks, have a clean driving record and have access to a reliable, four-door vehicle that’s less than 10 years old.
How do you ensure that rides are safe, especially in the time of COVID?
With the well-being of both Riders and CareDrivers top of mind, we go above and beyond in our commitment to not simply meeting safety standards but exceeding them. From sophisticated technology that tracks every ride, to the always-on Safe Ride Support system, to our 15-point driver certification process, ensuring the safety of every child and every ride is at the heart of everything we do.
Based on local guidelines, our COVID-Safe Ride Standards have been developed with the help of public health experts. With these pioneering safety standards, we’re leading the way by implementing first-in-market procedures to promote the safety and health of everyone who uses the HopSkipDrive platform.
What kind of money can you make working as a CareDriver?
HopSkipDrive’s CareDrivers can earn up to $32 an hour. Plus, they’re eligible for bonuses and other incentives.
Right now, with the increased demand due to students going back to school, CareDrivers can earn up to $50 an 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 is it like working as a CareDriver?
At HopSkipDrive, we’ve put a lot of careful thought into the development of resources that help to ensure that working as a HopSkipDrive CareDriver is a positive and gratifying experience. But don’t take our word for it — just listen to what some of our CareDrivers have to say:
“I’ve been driving with HopSkipDrive for a bit over a year now. I can’t express the gratification I receive from both children and parents. I’m so happy to be able to assist these families in need. I make my own schedule and know in advance weeks prior to scheduling with my other job.”
“Being able to set my own schedule, and being able to work with the kids in my community, is just the best!”
“I love driving on the HopSkipDrive platform. It’s very safe, and the screening for drivers is excellent. Customer service is always so cheerful and helpful.”
“I’ve been driving for HopSkipDrive for nearly a month now. The children I transport are nice, and I enjoy each of their personalities. I love knowing a week in advance where and when my rides are going to be. Now I know my schedule, in some cases, a month out so I can plan the rest of my day accordingly. Customer service has been very helpful to me, which is so different from Uber, where you can be on hold for 40-plus minutes.”
Is the HopSkipDrive platform easy to use?
With the HopSkipDrive app, you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips. 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.
“The app is clear and easy to use,” says one CareDriver. “The support staff at the other end of my emails, phone calls or texts is super — and always 100% right on.”
How do I get started?
Flexible hours, competitive pay and the ability to help those who need access to safe transportation in your community: These are just some of the many reasons why being a HopSkipDrive CareDriver is one of the best opportunities when it comes to driving jobs in Los Angeles.
Ready to get started? Apply to be a CareDriver today!