What is a Companion Driver?
Companion Drivers offer a little extra help to riders who need a hand.
Like a traditional rideshare driver, you’ll transport riders to and from their destination, but as a Companion Driver, we’re slowing down, having conversations, offering a hand into and out of the vehicle, and providing that extra bit of assistance our riders need.
Say Goodbye to the grind.
As a Companion Driver, you’ll be trained to provide special assistance to riders.
Whether that’s unfolding a wheelchair, helping them check-in for an appointment, or simply exiting the vehicle.
Companions enable Onward’s signature Door-Through-Door™ service, offering a helping hand and human connection to ensure a safe transition for riders needing extra assistance.
Who makes a great Companion Driver?
Build Meaningful Relationships
Purpose Driven Individuals
Own a 4 door, elderly-friendly vehicle
Vehicle must be from 2010 or newer, in good condition
Possess a valid driver’s license
Possess valid insurance
Be at least 21 years old
Have 1 year of driving experience
Have a clean driving record
Ability to pass a background check
“At this point, my rider says, I am stuck with him forever. I own my a business but when it reopened after lockdowns, I decided it was important to work my schedule around getting him to appointments.” - Jessica
Advanced Safety Training
Properly escort riders in and out of vehicles, up stairs, and facilitate general maneuvering.
Red Flag Identification
Identify early warning signs like slurring or stumbling and proper issue handling.
Supporting Assisted Riders
Learn to fold and maneuver
walkers & wheelchairs to accommodate riders in need.
Post Appointment Support
Assist riders following medical appointments with grocery pick ups and tuck in services.
Special Patients Handling
Care for patients following routine medical appointments such as Dialysis.
CPR & First Aid Training*
All drivers carry current CPR and First Aid certifications. We'll help you find a course.