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The JUMP Buses

About the JUMP Buses

The original JUMP Bus is a 14-passenger miniBus that was donated to the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at Rollins College in 2007 by Mark Miller, a 1970 Rollins alum and owner of the former Orlando attraction Arabian Knights.

In October 2014, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement added a second 15-seat JUMP Bus, the purchase of which was made possible by generous gifts from The Elinor and T.W. Miller, Jr. Foundation, Inc.; The DHL Private Charitable Foundation; and RNR Foundation, Inc.

The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement uses the JUMP Buses on Immersion trips throughout Florida and the southeastern United States as well as almost daily during the school year on local trips to engage students in the local community.

JUMP Buses in Action

In the last two years the JUMP Bus has driven over 20,500 miles and more than 220 classes and organizations have utilized the JUMP Bus.

Places the JUMP Buses Have Been

  • Give Kids the World
  • Seminole State Park
  • Help for the Homeless
  • Apopka Farmers Association
  • Winter Park Towers
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Depugh Nursing Home
  • Fern Creek Elementary
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Miami, Florida
  • Savannah, Georgia

JUMP Bus Guidelines

-    All current approved drivers must read and re-sign the guidelines at the beginning of every school year to refresh on all of the rules and procedures as well as make sure all risk-management paperwork is up to date.

-    All requests for reservations must be made via Virtual EMS under 'Vehicles' – we can no longer accept e-mail requests. 

-    All drivers must be approved through Human Resources and trained by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement on rules and procedures.

-    To qualify for approval, all drivers must be at least 21 years of age, a current Rollins student or employee, have a clean driving record for the last two years, and have a valid US drivers license. 

-    All drivers that need to go through the approval and training process must begin at least two weeks prior to needing the JUMP Buses in order to provide adequate time. If you do not complete the process within the required two weeks, CLCE reserves the right to deny requests for reservations.

-    All trainings must be scheduled with Diana Ngai (, 407-691-1250); availability will depend on her schedule and that of the Bus.

-    All offices, classes, and organizations are able to use the JUMP Buses for non-service based trips with an understanding of the following:

  • All classes, offices, and organizations that are using the JUMP Buses for service related activities will get priority on reservations.
  • All groups using it on non-service trips will need to refill the gas that was used.
  • All groups using it on non-service trips will be responsible for transporting costs for students to return to campus if vehicle breaks down.
  • If a group uses the JUMP Buses for a non-service based trip for 48 hours or more, they will be required to pay the $50 cleaning fee to clean the vehicle once it is returned.
  • If a group uses the JUMP Buses to shuttle groups or individuals to different locations they must pay a cleaning fee before and after use.

-    Borrowers are responsible for making sure ALL trash and items are removed from the vehicle once returned, and will be charged if cleaning/detailing is necessary.

-    Each individual rider must complete a field trip waiver prior to boarding the JUMP Buses and all waivers must be turned in to Sofia Macias.

-    An email must be submitted to Sofia Macias with all participant names prior to departing Rollins campus per Human Resource Policy.    

-    All groups are required to find their own drivers. CLCE is not responsible for finding individual drivers for any experience.

-    Only current Rollins students, faculty, and staff are able to enter/ride on the bus. 

If you wish to reserve the JUMP Bus, please make a reservation under Virtual EMS. 

Special Note: In the event of scheduling conflicts the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement will only assist to provide alternate transportation for service–related experiences.

*Drivers that do not follow the above guidelines will have their driving privileges revoked.*