For Future Dashers

Signing Up to Be a Dasher?
If you want to be a Dasher, you have to sign up online first.

Already signed up? Trying to come in for orientation?


For Current Dashers

Questions about earnings, your account, or something else?

We have a wonderful dedicated support team that can help! Contact them by going to doordash.com/help.

Office Hours and Locations

There are 3 offices in and around the D.C. area that can offer in-person help. However, these are primarily orientation offices.

This means If you go for help and the DoorDash team member is conducting an orientation, you will have to wait until they are done to get your question answered!

140 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA 22046 (Suite 110)

Office Status:

Office Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 10am-2:30pm

There is plenty of street parking as well as some parking in the back of the building.


2428 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 (Third Floor)

Office Status:

Office Hours:
Thursday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm

We are next door to Jimmy John's, located on the third floor of a walk-up.


Starbucks โ€“ 2205 Bel Pre Rd #33, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Office Status:

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00am-2:00pm

NO DOORDASH REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE HERE OUTSIDE OF THESE HOURS. Please DO NOT call Starbucks or ask the Starbucks employees for help. They will not be able to help with DoorDash-related inquiries.


Scheduling A Dash

You can schedule a dash whenever you want, up to 5 days in advance. A schedule for a new day is released every day at 12:00am.

So for example, the schedule released on Tuesday at 12:00am is for the following Sunday.

For information on how to schedule in your app, click here!

Pro tip: Increase your chances to earn more by dashing at the busiest times!

Lunch: 11:00 AM โ€“ 2:00 PM

Dinner: 5:00 PM โ€“ 9:00 PM

Dasher Pay Information

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 details, please click here.  

DoorDash Drive Deliveries
Drive orders are some of our most important deliveries โ€“ therefore, we only offer these opportunities to top Dashers. Once you qualify, you will receive an in-app invitation, and youโ€™ll be able to see these orders in advance. For more information on DoorDash Drive, click here.

Update: New Drive Tip Policy
Customers will now only tip in advance, rather than upon delivery. Youโ€™ll still get 100% of tips received by DoorDash from the merchant or the customer, but you will no longer need to present a paper receipt to your customer. Because tipping will now only be done in advance, we will no longer accept tips provided after the delivery via paper receipt.

Dasher Deactivations

Questions about deactivation? Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information.

Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.

D.C. Area Deactivation Thresholds:

Minimum Rating: 4.3

Minimum Completion Rate: 80%

Additional Local Information & FAQ's

Alcohol Deliveries live in D.C.
In Washington D.C., we also now offer alcohol delivery through some select merchants. This is not yet available in Maryland or Virginia. If a Dasher if not interested in delivering alcohol, special accommodations can be made. Upon delivery, the Dasher must confirm the customer is 21+, and scan the customerโ€™s ID. If the customer is underage or visibly intoxicated, or if you are unsure about either, do not deliver the alcohol and contact support immediately.

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

My app isn't working, what do I do? 
Please make sure you are always on the latest version of the app, which can be found at this link. 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. 

It's really hard to find parking! 
We know parking in downtown/city areas can be tough!

For extra help, please 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. Note: This isn't a pass to park anywhere! Please never park illegally when on a Dash.