Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS INSTACART?
Instacart is an on-demand grocery delivery service. Customers order groceries from their favorite local stores and we handpick the items and deliver the order to them.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Take 5 minutes to complete the online form. Once your application is approved, schedule an in-person introduction at your local grocery store Learn about Instacart and the app in your in-person session. Shop ‘til ya drop!
I ALREADY HAVE A JOB - CAN I STILL WORK AT INSTACART?
Yea! Instacart values flexibility. You can schedule Instacart shifts around your own life. We don’t have a minimum number of hours each week. Positions that require a car have an unlimited number of hours per week, and positions without cars have a max of 29 hours per week.
DO I NEED A 4-DOOR CAR?
No! Any type of functioning car works. Plus, you only need a car for delivery roles.
WILL I NEED TO COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK?
Yes. Trust and safety is important to us and customers. After your in-person introduction, we’ll ask you to consent to a background check.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? YOU:
  • Are 21+ (18+ in Boston)
  • Can lift 30+ pounds with or without an accommodation. Applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a role or assistance with the application process may contact 650-935-5020.
  • Are eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Have a recent smartphone (iPhone 4 or Android 4, or newer)
  • You care about customers!
Positions at Instacart
Shop, check-out, deliver or do it all - there's a role for you at Instacart.
No Car? No Problem
Shopper
part-time employee
Shop for grocery orders in local stores.

  • Shopping only
  • No vehicle required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work up to 29 hrs/wk
Cashier
part-time employee
Work the cash register to check out orders

  • Check-out only
  • No vehicle required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work up to 29 hrs/wk
Car Required
Driver
independent contractor
Deliver groceries from local stores to customers.

  • Delivery only
  • Vehicle required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work unlimited hours
Driver + Shopper
independent contractor
Shop for groceries and deliver them to customers

  • Delivery and shopping
  • Vehicle required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work unlimited hours
Apply in under 5 minutes! Attend an in-person
session and start work within one week!