members make change possible

Social workers join NASW to advance in their careers, connect with colleagues, and protect their practice — all while advocating for the profession and important social issues.

NASW members enjoy benefits and networking at the national and chapter level, for one annual fee. NASW members abide by the profession’s Code of Ethics, and represent the very best of social work in academia, practice, research, and policy.

Social work is complex, and resources for clients can be limited. When social workers unite by joining NASW, the social work profession has a larger voice and more influence with elected leaders, policy makers, and employers to make critical changes that support the profession and society.

5 Reasons to become a member of NASW!


Advance in the Workplace

You can search for a social work job or polish your resume and interviewing skills in NASW’s Career Center

Learn what's happening in your field of practice, and stay current on professional development with free and discounted online continuing education courses.


Protect Yourself

Make sure complaints don’t derail your career by protecting yourself with NASW’s professional liability insurance and risk management workshops. Learn how colleagues are handling complex regulatory and legal challenges in the workplace. 

Use the NASW Code of Ethics to guide your practice or to improve your organization’s service standards.


Network Nationally

Join MyNASW, an online community for NASW members, where you can share knowledge and grow your network. Join 100,000+ social workers on NASW's Facebook page and other social media to discuss compelling professional and social issues. 

Attend local chapter-sponsored workshops, advocacy, and social events to expand your network. Build skills and earn continuing education credits through NASW chapter conferences and national conferences.


Advocate for Social Work

Stay abreast of policy issues. Help social workers in Congress to pass national legislation to support the profession. Shape public policy affecting social work practice through NASW’s Action Center to contact elected officials online about social work positions.

Improve public perceptions of social workers by educating journalists, filmmakers and producers.


Connect Locally

You receive a two-for-one with your NASW Membership – both the national and your state chapter.

Visit your chapter website for information on meeting fellow members in your state, joining advocacy efforts on issues that impact you and your clients, and attending continuing education events. Sign up for chapter newsletters to get updates on professional news and local events.


Discounts for Members

As a member of NASW, you’re entitled to exclusive discounts not available to the general public. You can save money on every day products for your professional or personal use by taking advantage of the members-only discounts listed below.

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