Hi, I’m new to the forum. One of the reasons I was invited by the CEO is because I drive for 6 apps, 3 of which are for kids. I’m the San Francisco Bay Area and drive for HopSkipDrive, Kango and Zūm. HopSkipDrive is also available in L.A. and Denver, and Zūm in L.A. I’d like to hear from anyone who drives for any of these companies. If there are other kid rideshare drivers out there in other areas, also make yourself known.
For those you unfamiliar with kid rideshare, it’s typically for kids 5-17, though there can be younger children or even adults as well. Driver screening is more thorough, including fingerprinting. Drivers must have experience working with children. Some may count parenting. I’m a teacher. Rides are generally scheduled in advance. Single rides can be scheduled, but most rides are recurring (going to and from school M-F is very common). You will always know the destination and pay for the ride before you accept it. You can also choose how far you’re willing to drive. Rates are higher for parents because the companies have insurance that will cover unaccompanied minors. Parents are notified when the driver arrives, they can track their chikd’s Ride on the app and are notified when dropoff is complete. There is someone in the office monitoring all rides and if anything arises, help is just a phone call away.