5 reasons to become a HopSkipDrive CareDriver in Seattle
Written by Aylin Cook
HopSkipDrive offers a safe, reliable transportation solution in many major markets, including in the greater Seattle area. From Bellevue to Spokane, Seattle-based HopSkipDrive CareDrivers enjoy flexible hours, great wages and a real connection with their communities.
Here are five standout reasons to drive kids as a Seattle CareDriver today:
1. Enjoy part-time work in Greater Seattle with flexible hours
If you’re looking for a part-time opportunity that’ll allow you to work with kids in the Seattle area, HopSkipDrive might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. When you drive on the HopSkipDrive platform, you’ll set your own schedule, deciding what days and hours you’d like to work in advance!
Seattle-based CareDrivers can also choose which areas they’d like to drive in. If you live in South Seattle; for example, you can choose not to drive to suburban areas like Snohomish County.
2. Make $32 an hour driving kids around Seattle
An Uber driver in the Seattle, WA area makes an average of $23.25 an hour. But at HopSkipDrive, CareDrivers can make up to $32 an hour, with plenty of opportunities to earn bonuses, too.
Whether you’re looking for driving jobs in Kirkland, Tacoma or North Seattle, HopSkipDrive is proud that CareDrivers can earn more than on other platforms.
“I like the flexibility in setting my own schedule,” said another CareDriver. “The app is easy to use. The pay is good. The support is great as well. Couldn’t be happier!”
3. Supplement your regular income or drive post-retirement
Many Seattle CareDrivers drive on the HopSkipDrive platform in addition to working their primary jobs. Since all of HopSkipDrive’s CareDrivers have caregiving experience, many educators and childcare providers choose to drive with HopSkipDrive instead of companies like Uber and Lyft.
“I make my own schedule,” one CareDriver said. “I know in advance, weeks prior to scheduling with my other job.”
Other CareDrivers are retired, but are looking for a way to help others in their community while earning some extra cash. These retired drivers often come from education and caregiving backgrounds.
In fact, nearly three out of ten CareDrivers have backgrounds in education. Many others have worked with children as social workers or nurses. Nearly three-quarters of all CareDrivers are females, and four out of five are parents.
HopSkipDrive believes that by requiring caregiving experience, we can promote positive, empathetic experiences for all the groups we serve, from foster youth to senior citizens to students with special needs.
4. Give back to kids and seniors in your Seattle community
Whether you live in Tacoma, Redmond or Covington, you’ll have the chance to connect with some really amazing people as a CareDriver. When you drive on the HopSkipDrive platform, you’ll not only earn extra money, you’ll help people in your community overcome transportation obstacles.
HopSkipDrive helps children get from school to various activities. But HopSkipDrive CareDrivers also help foster youth remain in their school of origin by enabling consistent transportation, even as their foster home placements change. CareDrivers also help seniors attend essential doctors appointments, help students experiencing homelessness get to and from school, and much more.
“Being able to work with the kids in my community is the best!” said one CareDriver. “I’ve grown to love a few of my regulars.”
Another CareDriver agreed: “What I love most is having the opportunity to help those that need and depend on our service,” she said. “It gives me a sense of responsibility and a feeling that I am doing something of purpose.”
5. Join amazing CareDrivers in your Seattle neighborhood
To drive with HopSkipDrive, Seattleites must possess clean driving records, undergo a background check, be older than 23 years of age, and drive a 4-door car that’s under 10 years old. But, unlike many part-time driving jobs in Seattle, CareDrivers are caregivers on wheels. Each CareDriver brings empathy, compassion and a love of helping others to every Ride they drive.
From Maple Valley to Aurora, CareDrivers know how important their jobs are. While all work is meaningful, there’s nothing like the connections CareDrivers develop with their Riders.
One CareDriver was asked to differentiate her work as a CareDriver from that of other apps.
“The people that I meet every day inspire me,” she said. “I try to make them feel like they are more than just a ride.”
Interested in driving part-time as a CareDriver in Seattle? Sign up here today to begin your application.