Tap our nationwide network of 1 Million workers

Businesses post shifts

Includes one-time, seasonal, or temp-to-hire needs.

Vetted workers accept shifts

They pick shifts that fit their schedule, weeks, or hours in advance.

We handle the rest

That includes the paperwork,
insurance, and payments.

How Instawork Works

How it works

Verified Profiles


Tap into our wide network of highly-rated, veteran professionals.

  • Each professional is reviewed and reference-checked
  • Their resume grows as they get rated
  • Your favorites get the first pick of your shifts
GPS & Notifications


We use high-tech to be more high-touch. That’s how professionals
show up on-time and prepared.

  • Professionals use the app to review details and confirm attendance ahead of time
  • Live support uses GPS tracking to proactively monitor shifts for you
  • Stay in-the-know with real-time updates

Positions we serve

To see the full list in your area, create an account.

  • Wine
  • Busser
  • Washer
  • runner
  • Sanitation
  • server
  • Cook
  • Group 602
    Set up/tear down

Frequently Asked Questions

How does pricing work?

Instawork offers flexible, all-inclusive pricing to ensure you only pay for the hours you use. Pricing includes the Instawork Professional’s hourly rate, Occupational Accident Insurance, taxes, and a $10 per shift booking fee. Instawork handles all billing and worker payments.

Pricing is clearly stated before you submit your booking request on our platform. 

For those with recurring or large volume needs, we also have custom pricing. Please speak with a Partnerships Manager by requesting a demo.

Where are you located?
Instawork is quickly expanding across the U.S. and currently available in: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids, Greater Los Angeles Area, Houston, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Washington DC
How do you vet the staff?

People who sign up on Instawork have to create a detailed profile. We collect and verify over 30 skills data points, including work history, skill quizzes, professional references, and valid certifications.

We’re different from local temp agencies because these data points are available to you to review via their profile. Plus, once they start completing shifts through Instawork, we continue to assess their work performance with ratings, feedback, and on-time metrics.

Discover a better way to hire.

Speak with a Partnership Manager today.

Looking for work at a restaurant?

Thousands of professionals use Instawork to quickly find flexible work, fast.

Still Have Questions?

Check out frequently asked questions
in our help center.

Save hours by scheduling your existing event staff

In addition to finding one-off staff, you can use Instawork Scheduler to schedule and manage your existing on-call staff.

Oval Copy 9

Event Server

2:00-6:00 PM

Oval Copy 9 (1)

Line Cook

4:00-10:00 PM

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