For retirees who love to drive and want lots of flexibility, Uber is a good company to work for, according to reviews on Indeed. Not all Uber drivers gave the company rave reviews, but many who did cited the ability to set their own hours as a big benefit.
As of early 2015, Uber has drivers in over 150 metropolitan areas and hundreds of cities in the United States. Although the company considers its drivers independent contractors, it sets minimum standards for the amount of insurance a driver must carry and the age of the car he drives.
Another good opportunity for retirees who are seeking part-time employment is working as a driver for a senior community or assisted living facility. These drivers take seniors to the grocery store, medical appointments and other outings. Some of these communities are run by charitable organizations and use volunteer drivers, but others compensate them with an hourly wage.
Although it is not really a job, for retirees who love to travel, one-way driveaways are a great opportunity to do so almost for free. Several companies, including Auto Driveaway and the Motorhome Experts in the United States and Toronto Driveaway in Canada, offer people the chance to drive a car for another person to many destinations in the United States at no or very little cost. Most companies provide a gas allowance, so the trip can be nearly free.