Future Dashers

Signing Up to Be a Dasher?

If you want to be a dasher, you have to sign up online first. No exceptions!


Signing Up to Be a Dasher?

Sign up here! If you want to get a head start on orientation, you can fill out your W-9 form or check out the orientation presentation

We are currently accepting dasher sign ups for cars, bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles. Please bring your photo ID to one of the local offices listed below to complete your background check and dasher orientation. Please note that we do not accept provisional licenses or permits.

Dashing is what you make of it. You’re an independent contractor, which means you get to be your own boss. Dash when and where it works for you. Dash for a living or for a goal, all on your schedule and your terms.

Having trouble parking downtown?

We know parking in downtown areas can be tough, which can make dashing a little more challenging. However, these areas are also super busy and can be some of the BEST places to dash! Feel free to print out and use this "Delivery in Progress" parking sign. The parking sign can be placed on either your windshield or your dashboard to indicate that you're out completing a delivery and will be back shortly.

Get your welcome kit mailed to your home!

You can also apply online and submit this form. Once you clear your background check, we'll ship out your supplies via USPS Priority Shipping within 1-2 business days. The welcome kit should arrive within 3-5 business days of form submission!

Referral Bonus 

Know someone who'd make a great dasher? You can now send your friends and family in-app invitations to apply to DoorDash! If the referred dasher completes 50+ deliveries within 30 days of applying, both of you will receive cash bonuses. We're always looking for new dashers, so spread the word!

Office Hours and Locations


18r Shepard St, Brighton, MA 02135
We are located on the 2nd floor in S250. We are NOT in the brick building in the front. Also, make sure to type in "Brighton." We are NOT located in Cambridge!

Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

8 Allstate Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125 (Dorchester Panera Bread)
We are located inside the Panera in Dorchester. Please look for a woman with DoorDash gear and a DoorDash sign. Please DO NOT call Panera or ask their employees about DoorDash. They will not be able to help you with DoorDash-related inquiries.

Monday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Market Operating Hours and Hotspots

Different parts of the Boston Metro Area have different operating hours. Hotspots are located where DoorDash expects an especially high-order volume. Dashers are more likely to receive an order if they are closer to the restaurant from which a customer orders. Please refer to your DoorDash Dasher app for the latest!

Downtown Boston:
Operating Hours: 6:30AM – 12:00AM (Su - W), 6:30AM – 1:30AM (Th - Sa)
Hotspots: Back Bay

Brookline / Newton
Operating Hours: 6:30AM – 12:00AM (Su - W), 6:30AM – 1:30AM (Th - Sa)
Hotspots: Coolidge Corner or Chestnut Hill

Cambridge / Somerville
Operating Hours: 6:30AM – 12:00AM (Su - W), 6:30AM – 1:30AM (Th - Sa)
Hotspots: Harvard Square or Central Square

Belmont / Waltham
Operating Hours: 10:30AM – 10:30PM (Everyday)
Hotspots: Belmont commuter stop (downtown Belmont)

West Roxbury / Dedham
Operating Hours: 10:30AM – 10:30PM (Everyday)
Hotspots: Roxbury Latin School (2075 Centre Street) or Dedham Mall (173 Washington Street)

Quincy / Braintree
Operating Hours: 4:00PM - 10:30PM (M – Fr), 10:30AM – 10:30PM (Sa – Su)
Hotspots: South Quincy (352 Water Street, Quincy MA 02169)

Operating Hours: 4:00PM - 10:30PM (Everyday)
Hotspots: Wellesley Square (13 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02482)


You can schedule when you want to dash up to six days in advance. New dash schedules are released on a rolling six-day schedule at 10:00 AM. For example, the schedule released on Tuesday morning is for the following Monday.

You also have the option to β€œDash Now” if there are remaining spots available, or if an area is particularly busy. Pro tip: Maximize earnings by dashing at peak meal times. Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Dinner 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dasher Pay

Regular Deliveries
Delivery pay is calculated as $1 + 100% of tip + pay boost. The pay boost amount will vary based on a variety of factors including the complexity of the order, distance to the restaurant, and orders you place yourself. For more information regarding the Dasher Pay Model, please visit our Dasher Pay Model FAQs page.

DoorDash Drive Deliveries
Drive orders are some of our most important deliveries – therefore, we only offer these opportunities to top dashers. Once you qualify, you will receive an in-app invitation, and you’ll be able to see these orders in advance. Drive orders are traditionally larger and may require more time to complete – but they also have higher associated minimum guaranteed earnings. For more information on DoorDash Drive, click here.

Additional FAQ

What if I have an issue or run into a problem with an order while on a dash? 
Support is available both in the Dasher app during a dash as well as on the web at doordash.com/help. 

My app isn't working, what do I do? 
Please make sure you are on the latest version of the app, which can be found in the Google Play Store (Android) or at this link (iOS). Once you confirm the app is updated, restart your phone and log back in.  If you are still having issues, please visit doordash.com/help to submit a support request. 

I have questions about Early Access
Please see the Early Access page.

Do I have to wear my DoorDash t-shirt or use any DoorDash gear?
While we do not require you to wear your red DoorDash shirt or use a hot bag/blanket, certain restaurants may require that you do so. This will typically be indicated in the instructions for each order, if applicable. Keep in mind, merchants have the right to refuse a pickup if you do not have the necessary supplies – and it never hurts to be over-prepared! Wearing your DoorDash shirt also makes you more identifiable to the restaurant and to the customer, which allows you to complete deliveries faster. Faster deliveries = more deliveries = MORE $$$!

Dasher Deactivations

Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.

  • Minimum Customer Rating: 4.3
  • Minimum Completion Rate: 80%