Meet HopSkipDrive CareDriver Marvin Weaver
Written by Karen Sampson
Having the opportunity to positively impact a person’s day is one of the main things Marvin Weaver likes most about being a HopSkipDrive CareDriver. He’s completed more than 220 trips in the Milwaukee market since becoming a CareDriver in 2021.
What made you decide to become a CareDriver?
I worked for Paratransit for seven years. I knew I wanted to be a part of something special, and HopSkipDrive provided that opportunity. 😊
What would you say are some of the benefits of being a CareDriver?
Helping families, and the freedom to pick your own schedule.
Have you had any special experiences with Riders that have been meaningful to you?
My first trip was amazing! The student talked to me the whole time, from point A to point B. It amazes me how focused and informed the Riders are!
What do you get out of being a CareDriver?
The most important thing I gain from being a CareDriver is the ability to uplift someone or make them smile. It just works for me! I like to stay focused, listen, watch and send good vibes every trip.
Have you learned anything surprising from your Riders?
The most surprising thing I learned was how good they are at knowing their routes and directions.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about becoming a CareDriver?
Sign up and you’ll be welcomed into a great family!!!!!!
Do you have any advice to share with other CareDrivers?
Remain positive and be on time.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your experience as a CareDriver?
Yes. I’m looking forward to seeing an increase in ride opportunities in Milwaukee!