Blue Sky Fund is a non-profit based in Church Hill, Richmond VA. Our mission is to provide transformational experiences for Richmond youth through outdoor education through two core program areas – academic and adventure.  We have two core program areas – academic and adventure. We are currently seeking several bus drivers for our Explorers Program during the 2024-2025 school year. For a more detailed description of our core programs, please visit our website


Explorers is an experiential education program that partners with 3rd – 5th grade classrooms in the Richmond Public School (RPS) system. Each partner school participates in science-based field trips in the Richmond area, focused on team-building, resilience skills, nature exploration, and positive experiences in the outdoors. 


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  1. Safely drive one of the 3 Blue Sky buses – transporting 3rd-5th grade students from their schools to field experience sites and then returning them to school in the afternoons. 
  2. Maintain cleanliness and reporting on the functioning of the Blue Sky Fund buses.
  3. Prep buses before field trips, transport students from school to site, wait on site, return students to school.
  4. Complete and stay current on relevant driver trainings, certifications, and testing for safety-sensitive personnel, as assigned by the Transportation Coordinator.
  5. Represent Blue Sky Fund in a professional manner at all times, specifically acting as a positive role model for the students with whom we interact.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Passion and connection to Blue Sky Fund’s mission
  • Reliable transportation to Blue Sky Fund office
  • Priority: Class B CDL-P (passenger endorsement) certification or in the process of receiving one.

Job Details: Training and programming runs from August 2024 through April 2025. Time frame is generally 8 AM – 2:30 PM Tuesday through Friday. Some longer trips may extend stop time up until 3:30pm. Compensation is $25-$28/hour for approximately 20-31 hrs/week. 


To Apply: Please fill out an online application on our website: Please include in your cover letter if you currently have a Class B CDL-P or are interested in obtaining a Class B CDL-P.  If you have any questions, please contact Josh Bearman, Programs Director via email at


Blue Sky Fund is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace in which all participants, employees, volunteers and supporters of all genders, races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, identities, education levels, and abilities feel valued and respected.