Signing Up to Be a Dasher?
We are currently accepting Dashers with cars. Sign up here!
How to get Started
Welcome Kit mailed to your home
Choose the drop-ship option at the end of your application and we will mail your welcome kit to your home. Pending a background check, the kit will take ~5-10 days to arrive. Once you receive the kit, make sure to enter your red card and follow all instructions to start dashing!
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.
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 Location
UPDATE: WE ARE NOT DOING IN PERSON ORIENTATIONS AT THIS TIME. The office will be closed indefinitely. Everyone will receive a text when it becomes opened again.
Monday-Sunday: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Market Operating Hours and Hotspots
Different parts of the Washington 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. Refer to your DoorDash Dasher app for the latest!
You can schedule when you want to dash up to five days in advance. New dash schedules are released on a rolling five-day schedule at 10:00 AM. For example, the schedule is released on Monday morning is for the following Saturday.
However, you also have the option to “Dash 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.
Dashers are paid per order. Pay can vary based on the time, distance, and complexity of an order. For more information, see the FAQ.
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.
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 http://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 supplies?
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 $$$!
Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.
- Minimum Rating: 4.5
- Minimum Completion Rate: 80%