5 Reasons to Become a HopSkipDrive CareDriver in Seattle

This post is sponsored by HopSkipDrive but, as always, opinions are our own.

Let’s face it: at times, ADULT rideshare passengers can be grumpy, rude, demanding – or all of the above. Not to mention what happens when you throw a little alcohol into the mix. But drivers typically choose rideshare over the top delivery services because the earnings potential is higher. So what’s a driver to do if they want to maximize their earnings but cut out some of the annoying BS? You might want to consider signing up with HopSkipDrive.

HopSkipDrive is a ride service to get kids (ages 6 and up) where they need to go.

As a HopSkipDrive CareDriver, you’ll likely have “regulars” that you’ll pick up on a daily or weekly basis. You’ll get to know your passengers on a level that you wouldn’t get the chance to with the bigger apps like Uber and Lyft. These kids will be in your care and you’ll likely form bonds with them throughout your tenure as CareDriver.

HopSkipDrive is currently operating in northern and southern California, the Colorado Front Range, Virginia/D.C./Maryland, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Arizona, Seattle, Spokane, Las Vegas, and Midland.

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What Is it Like Driving for HopSkipDrive?

In our previous experience driving for HopSkipDrive, one major difference between other rideshare companies and HopSkipDrive is the longer background check process. With HopSkipDrive, you’ll get fingerprinted and you’ll need a pretty spotless driving record.

One thing you’ll want to keep in mind is that it will likely take around a month to get approved for the platform between the background checks and the orientation.

With HopSkipDrive, you’ll create a schedule by choosing rides or ride series, which are recurring rides that will be every day or every week for however long they need you for or that you’re available for.

With HopSkipDrive, the cancelation rate does mean something and if you drop below a certain threshold, it will affect your ability to claim new rides on the platform. If you have to cancel, Paula points out in a second video that getting a hold of support can be a nightmare, so beware of that issue: Driving for HopSkipDrive – How Much Can You Make?!

Drivers in Seattle: Become a HopSkipDrive CareDriver!

Right now, from Seattle to Bellevue, HopSkipDrive is signing up CareDrivers to drive on the HopSkipDrive platform. They’re busier than ever, allowing you to create your perfect, consistent schedule and earn when it’s convenient for you. On the fence about signing up with HopSkipDrive? Here are five standout reasons to drive kids as a Seattle CareDriver today:

1. Enjoy part-time work with flexible hours

If you’re looking for a part-time opportunity that’ll allow you to work with kids, 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 a 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.

HopSkipDrive believes that by requiring caregiving experience, they can promote positive, empathetic experiences for all the groups we serve, from foster youth to senior citizens to students with special needs.

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4. Give back to kids and seniors in your community

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 a paycheck, but also help people in their community overcome transportation obstacles.

HopSkipDrive helps children get from school to various activities. 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 doctor 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 a decade 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 Tukwila to Kirkland, CareDrivers know how important their jobs are. While all work is meaningful, there’s nothing like the connections CareDrivers develop with their riders.

Interested in driving part-time as a CareDriver in Seattle? Sign up here today to begin your application and make sure to use the referral code: RIDESHAREGUY

Biggest Differences Between HopSkipDrive and Uber or Lyft

As we’ve already mentioned, HopSkipDrive is driving kids around, not adults. Technically, it’s illegal to pick up and drive minors on the Uber and Lyft platforms. Drivers may do it anyway, but they risk deactivation if they get caught doing it. With HopSkipDrive, you have the proper insurance and certification to drive minors.

With HopSkipDrive you have higher guaranteed minimum earnings and a higher payout if cancelations happen on the passenger side.

A difference that may take some getting used to is the timing of trips. You’ll most likely be very busy in the mornings and afternoons with HopSkipDrive when it’s more common to be taking kids to school or to after-school activities or bringing them home. That’s where driving for multiple platforms comes in handy because you can use Uber or Lyft to fill in the gaps between morning and afternoon rides on HopSkipDrive.

You’ll be going through a more extensive background check and you have to have experience in caretaking for children. This could mean that you’re a parent, a teacher, librarian, or one of many other professions that work with kids on a regular basis.

Does HopSkipDrive sound like something for you? Give it a try and tell us about your experience below.

-Paula @ RSG

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