Flexibility: High 

Social Engagement: High

What’s What:  If you enjoy being around kids and have some experience with them, check out Zūm. Their mission is to build the world’s largest and most-trusted platform for kids transportation and care and they need responsible, reliable drivers make it work. Zūm is currently looking for drivers in the following towns in California (and will be expanding quickly in other states, counties and towns).

Northern California: Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Gatos, San Jose  and Campbell Southern California: Redondo Beach, Rosemead, Duarte and San Gabriel. 

Amava Take: Zūm is a technology platform that connects busy families with providers of kids’ transportation and childcare services You can become a part of the Zūm community by helping busy families in your neighborhood. Zūmers are loved by the families they drive for and make great money on their own schedules. It’s fun and engaging. 

From the Front Lines:

What makes someone the “right person” to drive for  Zūm?

Someone who loves to work with kids, cares about making a positive difference in the lives of families and is friendly and outgoing has a high probability of being the right person.

How is Zūm different from other rideshare services?

In a number of ways. First off, they are focused solely on providing services for children. Most rideshare services are not licensed to legally transport unaccompanied minors. Zūm requires extra vetting and does extensive checks on drivers. All of them have a childcare background and each must be TrustLine certified. Zūm also meets every prospective driver in person.

What are the requirements for drivers?

Drivers must be at least 21 years old, have at least 3 years of experience working with children, have at least 3 years of driving experience with a clean driving record and have a college education and/or experience working in a professional setting. Cars must be four door, 2009 or newer and in great condition.

How’s the pay? 

On average, anywhere between $16- $35 per hour. Drivers can see the amount they will make before accepting any ride. 

From the Trenches:  

What do you like about working with Zūm?

I care about making a positive impact in the lives of students, educators and busy families. It’s a great brand with a great mission. 

Any incentives to sign up and drive?

Yep! They  have some amazing driver promotions, like an up to $500 sign-up bonus (payable at milestone-ride intervals).

Can I pick rides in advance?

Yes! Pick your rides in advance and work when you want. 

Special Requirements: Zūm Drivers are fingerprinted & must pass FBI, DOJ and DMV background checks. 

Setting it Up: To start the process, head over here.