SAMU First Response is a global medical and social nonprofit organization that provides immediate humanitarian relief to vulnerable populations using a comprehensive and culturally competent approach. Grupo SAMU, our European branch, has over 40 years of experience successfully responding and delivering assistance to communities experiencing complex crises.


Given the migration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, SAMU First Response is operating a 24/7 program designed to address the acute needs of asylum seekers and migrants passing through the DC area. SAMU works with local government and partner organizations to ensure that newcomers have access to comprehensive services, including food, clothing, hygiene facilities, transportation, medical/legal support, and short-term respite.


The Driver is responsible for safely transporting passengers to/from the Respite Center and other locations within in DMV as needed.

  • Safely transporting newcomers to service providers, transportation hubs, and/or residential destinations within the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.
  • Planning for contingencies and ensuring that newcomers arrive at destinations on time.
  • Assisting newcomers with loading and unloading their luggage, as needed.
  • Ensuring that vehicles are clean and properly fueled.
  • Maintaining an accurate log of mileage, drop-offs/pick-ups, and newcomers transported every day.
  • Reporting incidents and accidents to the direct supervisor and/or Deputy Director immediately.


  • A high school diploma and 2 years of professional driving experience.
  • Comfortable transporting individuals/families within the DMV area, sometimes late at night or very early in the morning.
  • Fluency in English required. Proficiency in another language (Spanish, French, Portuguese) is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and proof of insurance.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and able to pass a background check.
  • Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to work in-person within the DMV area, with occasional travel/accompaniment to other locations in the region.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.


  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity employer 

SAMU First Response is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. SAMU does not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws.

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