The Future of Work
We’re putting people in the driver’s seat when it comes to how and when they work. Read our report to learn more about our vision.
We believe workers should have access to strong earning opportunities with low barriers to entry.
We believe workers should be able to work when, how, and for however long they want.
We invest in policies and products to enhance Dasher and community safety.
Fast Stats from the 2023 US Dasher Survey
On average, Dashers deliver for fewer than 4 hours per week
47% of Dashers are people of color
60% of Dashers are women
94% of Dashers say that dashing allows them more flexibility compared with other earnings opportunities they’ve had
35% of Dashers have dashed to avoid filing for government benefits or taking out payday loans
38% of Dashers are parents with children under 18
Our Vision for a New Benefits Framework
Benefits should be connected to the individual so workers can move from platform to platform without interruption or loss of funding. Read more here.
Benefits like healthcare stipends and access to PTO/leave should be available in proportion to how much workers choose to work.
Allow workers to choose the benefits they want or need, accounting for the different ways people work with app-based platforms like DoorDash.
- Meet Nakeya
Nakeya loves helping people. That drive led her to her career as a full-time social worker—and dashing fits in perfectly with her lifestyle. “I like to DoorDash on the weekends to earn additional money."
- Meet James
After serving three and a half years with the US Army in Afghanistan, James was medically retired. In addition to some chronic physical issues, James was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and reintegration disorder.
- Meet Monica
These days, as a Dasher, Monica creates her own schedule and earns when and how she wants to: “I’ve been working since I was 15 years old. I am now 58 years old, and I love the fact that I don’t have a boss. I’m my boss.”
- Meet Steve
Steve is a father and a retired building engineer. He’s also a Dasher. Steve worked as a building engineer for more than twenty years, managing a high-rise in Chicago. He excelled at his work, but eventually it took a toll on his body.
Financial Resources for Dashers
DoorDash partners with organizations that increase access to opportunity
National Urban League Financial Empowerment Program
Through our partnership with the National Urban League Dashers can enroll in free on-demand courses on financial topics like savings, investing, credit, and auto financing.
UnidosUS Caminos Financial Empowerment
Through Caminos, eligible Dashers anywhere in the United States can receive remote online financial coaching, available in both English and Spanish, to support them as they pursue their financial goals.
We’ve partnered with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to empower homeless and formerly homeless Veterans to become financially self-sufficient.
Dasher Community Council
Launched in 2019, the Dasher Community Council (DCC) is a diverse group of nine Dashers that works to ensure that all Dashers feel valued, included, and appreciated.
Canadian Dasher Community Council
Launched in 2021, the Canadian Dasher Community Council is composed of a diverse set of Dashers from across Canada, advocating on behalf of the Dasher community.