We help clients get things done, socialize and have enriching life experiences. This is accomplished via door-through-door service, helping folks from inside their homes (maybe down stairs or in-and-out of a wheelchair), to the vehicle, and from the vehicle inside wherever they are going. This can include taking them to the doctor, grocery shopping, to a ball game, for a walk, out on a date -- basically anything you can imagine a dignified older person might want. We have no client age restrictions, so folks of all ages with mobility challenges use SilverRide. More info is at SilverRide.com.
What's a Driver Companion?
We're looking for reliable, friendly rideshare drivers who not only enjoy driving, meeting new people and making money, but who also take pride and fulfillment through helping those who need a little extra assistance. Most of our clients don't need much physical assistance, but they count on SilverRide for the guarantee of assistance if they do need it, which gives them peace of mind. We pay a minimum of $20 per ride, more for longer rides or excursions. Pay is weekly via direct deposit.
We're small, like a family, and will always staff our office such that we will get to know you. We spend lots of time with our clients on the phone, and so apply extra office resources to them and to you.
Age 23 or older unless state or local statutes require an older age limit.
Valid U.S. driver’s license from the state in which you will be driving with a clean driving record. A driving record check will be completed and reviewed before your authorized to join the network. No DUI/DWI are allowed.
Pass FTA and state drug and alcohol tests and agree to random testing while you are active in SilverRide’s driver network (if you want to be able to service clients who have this requirement. Not all SilverRide clients have this requirement).
A willingness to be fingerprinted and then pass a criminal background check.
Minimum of 7-year background check
No felonies or charges involving violence
Not on the National Sex Offender Registry
Meet SilverRide’s credentialing requirements related to the knowledge and proficiency on the senior condition, ADA, physical transfers, safety and more. SilverRide’s network of drivers provides service to riders for transit agencies, healthcare providers and senior service organizations that can have heavy compliance and credentialing requirements. SilverRide is an expert in these requirements and can assist you in filling in any gaps you may have so that these driving opportunities are available to you.
An iPhone or Android phone so you can access SilverRide’s driver app.
Drivers must agree to take passengers with service animals. Even if a driver has allergies, the law requires that the driver take the rider and service animal.
4-door vehicle that is 2008 or newer with 5 to 8 passenger seats including driver (not an SUV unless it is low to the ground).
Current, valid vehicle registration.
Proof of insurance in your name. Several personal auto insurers offer specific coverage for transportation network company drivers.
Your vehicle will have to pass an inspection as required by your state.
Vehicles need to be clean and not have any smell of smoke or drugs (marijuana).
Two professional references.
For more information on driving for SilverRide see our FAQs on SilverRide.com.