Zendrive Culture / 3 min read
Jun 20, 2017

Going Beyond Zendrive’s Mission – Volunteering In Our Backyard

At Zendrive, we are excited by challenges that touch hundreds of millions of people on a daily basis. Most recently, we pushed ourselves to bring the power of massive amounts of data to improving how people everywhere get around. We thought we could deliver 10-billion miles of driver behavior data this spring, and before we knew it, we had analyzed 15-billion miles of driver safety data.  

Yet making the world a better place doesn’t just stop at what we are creating through our technology. The Zendrive team also believes in giving back at home, lending a helping hand to those in need at a local level.

The Zendrive team excited to volunteer around San Francisco

This month, Zendrive volunteered at Walk San Francisco and The SF-Marin Food Bank. Both of these organizations are helping hundreds of thousands of people in need in the San Francisco Bay Area. Walk San Francisco is working towards putting an end to traffic deaths by pushing for more walkable local streets that are safe for pedestrians. The SF-Marin Food Bank is providing hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents with nutritious food to end hunger.

Lending A Helping Hand

We joined 60 other volunteers at our shift at the SF-Marin Food Bank to package food. Without all these volunteers, the Food Bank would have to hire more people and reduce the amount of money spent on families in need.

Our shift sorted and packaged 20,000 pounds (10 tons!) of oranges and 5,000 pounds of rice for local families in need. This food will help 44,000 children in need within the SF-Marin Food Bank program.

Zendrive volunteers at the food bank

At Walk San Francisco, our team entered data from Walk San Francisco’s Fifth Annual “Walk to Work Day” event, which took place on April 6th and attracted over 1,100 people. Pedestrian traffic along San Francisco’s Market Street increased 5% during this event, raising awareness for safe streets for pedestrians. Our volunteers helped by entering names and contact information into Walk San Francisco’s database so follow ups could be made. Zendrive staff’s furious fingers entered over 800 contacts in one afternoon!

Zendrive volunteers at Walk San Francisco

At Zendrive, we are always seeking out interesting and impactful work. Not only is our technology creating safer roads, but the team behind our product is continually working towards making the world a better place.

Giving back to the community is one of the many values driving Zendrive culture, and we are looking forward to supporting more organizations that are making a difference on the ground and having a direct impact on people’s lives.

Want to join our mission-driven team that’s committed to help people around the world, and in our backyard? Check out the latest Zendrive job postings!


Zendrive’s mission is to make the world’s roads safer through data and analytics. By leveraging mobile sensor data, we deliver actionable insights that improve safety for passengers and drivers worldwide, and provide insurers and fleets with direct line-of-sight into driving behavior and risk, with the ability to meaningfully reduce that risk along with operational costs. Launched in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Zendrive has analyzed billions of driving miles and trillions of data points.