Ride With Us

We offer a few different ways to get on the bus. Click on the type of ride that makes sense for you.

Community Rides

Once a month in Los Angeles, we host a public community ride.  These rides are typically on Saturday mornings and last about 4 hours.  You can purchase lunch on the bus or bring your own.  Unless otherwise noted, community rides are $45 donation per person. In addition to a donation to Do Good Bus, a portion of each ticket benefits the cause we visit that day.
See our upcoming rides here.

Corporate Rides

Do Good Bus isn’t your average team-building event. Our team creates a unique environment to ensure your group can connect and strengthen bonds – all while giving back. Getting on the Do Good Bus is a great way for your team to work together, encourage communication and do GOOD together.
More info here.

Hosted Rides

You can host a ride for your friends, wedding party or any group of 15 or more. The Do Good Bus is a great opportunity to bring people together to celebrate or work together as a team. We can choose a cause for you or we can work together in searching our database to find a good fit for your group. We’ve hosted birthday parties, bat mitzvahs and even went on tour with a rock band.
More info here.

Riding FAQ

What's the time commitment?

Rides vary depending on the cause we’re supporting. Some rides may even include more than one stop. When you receive an invite for a ride, it will have details on timing and how many stops we’ll be making. In general, the time commitment is 4 to 5 hours.

Typically, our private rides are 5 hours from pick up to drop off and are usually from 10am – 3pm. However, this time can be adjusted to fit your needs.

What are GOOD categories?

Most of our rides have a GOOD category to give you an idea of what to expect.

GOOD PEOPLE
This trip category is used for trips centered around helping people and will sometimes include interacting with people but can also be visiting a cause who’s mission to help other people.

GOOD BOY
Like, GOOD PEOPLE, this trip is centered around interaction with people, but the small kind…the child. It is not necessary to have had prior experience working with children, but a genuine interest in working and interacting with kids helps. Sometimes visiting a GOOD BOY cause will simply be helping the overall mission of the cause and not necessarily interacting with children.

GOOD EARTH
This category is for trips focused on our environment and could be anything from gardening to beach clean ups.

GOOD DOG
Ya know, helping the four-legged types.

GOOD HANDS
These events will usually involve building or making something — with your hands.

Are there age requirements to ride the bus?

The Do Good Bus is all ages, but sometimes the causes we visit will have age requirements. For our public rides, we always post what the age requirements are (if any). Depending on the cause, sometimes a signed waiver from a parent will also work.

What should I wear?

Typically, rides are very causal. You might be helping people in a homeless shelter, gardening at a school or working outdoors on a building site. When you receive your invite for the ride, there will be specific details and suggestions on what to wear. However, we always suggest bringing layers and wearing closed-toed shoes.

What should I bring?

You won’t need much for our rides. However, Do Good Bus is committed to eliminating plastic bottles from our events — so PLEASE BRING A REUSABLE CONTAINER to fill with water.   You can also purchase one of our Do Good Bus Mason Jars if you’d like.

Any personal items you do bring can be left on the bus and will be secure with one of our staff members. Some rides may require gloves, craft materials or special tools…but your confirmation email will have a special request for those items if they’re needed.

Why are the locations a secret? Can you give me a hint?

Maybe a small one.

Everyone likes a little mystery, right?

For our Community Rides, we keep our rides a secret to add an element of fun, but also to avoid any pre-conceived ideas or opinions about the causes we visit. This allows volunteers to show up with an open mind ready to help.

For our Hosted and Business Rides, we try to stick to this model, but it’s not a requirement.  We’re happy to work with you to find the right type of cause for your group and you can keep it a secret from your guests if you want or tell them where we’re headed.

Most of our rides have a GOOD category to give you an idea of what to expect.
(Click on each category for an example of a cause we’ve visited in the past.)

GOOD PEOPLE
This trip category is used for trips centered around helping people and will sometimes include interacting with people but can also be visiting a cause who’s mission to help other people.

GOOD BOY
Like, GOOD PEOPLE, this trip is centered around interaction with people, but the small kind…the child. It is not necessary to have had prior experience working with children, but a genuine interest in working and interacting with kids helps. Sometimes visiting a GOOD BOY cause will simply be helping the overall mission of the cause and not necessarily interacting with children.

GOOD EARTH
This category is for trips focused on our environment and could be anything from gardening to beach clean ups.

GOOD DOG
Ya know, helping the four-legged types.

GOOD HANDS
These events will usually involve building or making something — with your hands.

Does the cost of the ticket include a donation to the cause we visit?

Yes! A percentage of your individual ticket or flat fee cost (for Hosted and Business Rides) goes directly to the cause you visit with the bus. Do Good Bus is also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the fee you pay is a donation.

Who has done Hosted or Business Time rides in the past?

When we’re not hosting our Community Rides for the public, we partner with companies and groups to take them on Business Time Rides and Hosted Rides throughout their cities. We’ve worked with some pretty amazing groups and celebrated a lot of birthdays on the bus!

You can also check out some of our favorite Past Rides.


2U, Inc.

ABC Disney TV
ABC Family
AIG
Alex’s Surprise 16th Birthday
Amanda’s Altruistic Adventure
American Contract Furniture, Inc.
April’s Birthday
AssetMark
The Audience
BeCore
Boston Scientific
British Consulate-General
BWIUS
CAA
Chaminade High School
Convertro
Day Trippers
DirecTV Interns
DirecTV
Disney ESPN
Disney Imagineering
Disney Interactive
Disney VoluntEARS
Dogeared Jewelry
EA Mobile
Edwards Lifesciences
Eve’s Birthday
Falcon Waterfee Technologies
FireEye
Foster The People
HCVT
Heather’s Birthday
Hotel Palomar
HubLA
JMU Alumni
JustFab
Kaiser Permanente
Kelly’s Surprise Birthday
Kollin Bar Mitzvah
LAUSD Linked Learning
Lionsgate
Little Empire
Loan’s Birthday
Music for Relief
My Name, My Story
NetImpact LA
New Year’s Eve Exclusive
Northern Trust
OLMP Catholic School (Canada)
Pilar’s Birthday
PMK/BNC
Pressman Academy
Rosetta
Soul Cycle
Stanford University
Starbucks
The Feast
TOMS
VeeV Spirits
Walk With Sally
Whalerock Industries

Does volunteering with Do Good Bus qualify for student required volunteer hours?

Yes.

We are more than happy to sign off on volunteer hours for any school/work requirements.

Have more questions? Email us and we’ll do our best to answer them.