Benefits of becoming a Zūm driver

Work when you want and earn up to $32/hour driving kids

Great pay

We pay the best in the industry. Some drivers earn up to $750/week.


Pick your rides in advance and work when you want. Be in control of your day.


Know what your day looks like and how much you'll earn before you accept a ride.

What it takes to be a Zūm driver?

Since you'll be working with children, safety is our number one priority. We go through a rigorous process to vet the right candidates to be Zūm drivers. For starters, you must:
Be at least 21 years old
Have a clean driving record & background check
Have experience working with children
Own a 2009 or newer four door vehicle in great condition

Our process

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Our process

Step 1: Apply and meet us

Once you apply and if you meet our exacting standards, we will call you the same day to set up an online meeting. You can meet us at one of our many local offices.

Step 2: Background check

Qualified candidates will go through fingerprinting, Live Scan, background checks, and will need TrustLine approval. We will also check your driving records.

Step 3: Vehicle inspection

Applicants will have to pass our 19-point vehicle inspection and certification. To help make the process seamless, we have thousands of inspection centers near you.

Who are Zūmers?

Zūm drivers (also known as Zūmers) are a community unlike any other group of third-party drivers. Zūmers love working with children, care about making a positive impact in the lives of educators and busy families and are excited to brand ambassadors for Zūm's mission.
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How it works

Accept a ride

Accept a ride

Know your rides a day
in advance.
Accept a ride

Deliver great service

Know when to leave to get there on time.
Accept a ride

Get paid!

Once the ride ends, your
payment is processed.

Areas we’re hiring

Zūm serves schools in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Texas, Washington and Washington DC Metro with more coming soon.
Driver FAQs
How do I get notified about rides?
The app will notify you a day in advance about available rides that you can accept. This gives you plenty of time to schedule your day around the rides you will be giving.
What if I can't give a ride?
You can accept or pass on a ride, depending on your availability. There is no penalty for passing on a ride.
How will I be paid?
We pay through direct deposit. Processed on Tuesday for the week before, and then deposited on Friday.
Where will I drive?
We do our best to keep you local. When you get a ride it shows you the pick up and drop off location. The final call to accept the ride is always yours.
Am I required to purchase any additional insurance to drive with Zūm?
It is not necessary to purchase any additional insurance, as Zūm covers every passenger in the vehicle up to $1 million.

Zūmers love us. We love them, too!

“I love working with Zūm and wish I had this service when my kids were younger. The pay is great and I can always reach someone on the Zūm team.”
Zūmer since 2015
“Working with Zūm has given me the flexibility of work/life balance all while working with AMAZING children. Zūm gives me job security on my own schedule.”
Zūmer since 2017
“I like how well Zūm matches rides up back-to-back, so I don’t have to wait long in-between rides. And if I have an appointment, it’s no big deal taking time off.”
Zūmer since 2016
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