Frequently Asked Questions
When does DSK operate?
DSK is open for operations on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday evenings from 11:00pm to 3:00am during the school year. We will occasionally open operations for special events such as football games. If you’re wondering if you can take DSK home from a special event, check our website the week before.
Does DSK accept tips/donations?
We are a non-profit organization so any tips/donations are accepted and appreciated!
Do volunteers have to drive their own cars?
Volunteers are never expected to drive their own vehicles. Our cars are rented each weekend for use, and gas is 100% provided by Drive Safe Kalamazoo.
Does it cost any money to get involved with DSK?
Absolutely not! All DSK-related activities are free to members!
What if I want to volunteer, but cannot get a ride to the operations center?
Simply state on your weekend sign-up form that you will need a ride, and one of our friendly DSK eboard members will bring you to the operations center.
Where is DSK's operations headquarters?
DSK operates out of the Student Organization Center (SOC). It is located in the Bernhard Center, across from the entrance to the Bigelow cafeteria.
Can volunteers request who they'd like to volunteer with?
Please request your partner when you sign up for operations and have them request you. If we don't get a request from both of you, we cannot pair you together.
How do I get proof that I volunteered?
Email one of the DSK executive board members (listed on the eboard page) who would be happy to write you a volunteer letter.
Does DSK accommodate large groups?
Yes. However, we typically will only take calls for groups of 6 or less. Therefore, if you have more than 6 people, please split your group up and call separately.
Where is the furthest that DSK will pick me up from?
DSK operates as a service to Kalamazoo. Therefore, we ask that your pickup location is situated inside the Kalamazoo City limits or part of a recognized student residence area (i.e. the Centre Apartments).
How can DSK afford to operate for free?
DSK receives funding from WSA’s allocations for cars. Every other expense is covered through hard work and fundraising throughout the year.