- NASW and its 56 chapters are ONE organization legally, financially, and programmatically.
- When you join NASW, you get a two for one membership. That means you receive member benefits at both the national and state (local) levels through your chapter.
- Chapters serve its members through the creation of units, branches, regions, or divisions.
- There is a Chapter Services Department at the National Office that supports the chapters.
- NASW has chapters in 50 states and in the following locations: (click a on a state or the links below for chapter contact information)
- There are 56 chapters serving nearly 140,000 members.
- Each chapter has a board of directors that develops unique programs to better serve its members and to facilitate participation by its members.
- Chapter programs are tailored to the special needs and interests of its members and are consistent with national policies.
- NASW membership connects you with cutting-edge ideas, current information, practice expertise, and high-quality resources.
- Membership entitles you to a wide variety of benefits and special offers that can help advance and protect your career and save you time and money. These benefits include the following:
Insurance Protection - Malpractice/Liability
- Specialty Practice Sections
- Credentials & Specialty Certifications
- NASW WebEd Online Training Site
- Continuing Education
- Student Center
- Career Center & Job Opportunities
- Education Loans & Scholarship Searches
Member Resources & Information
- Legal Defense Fund
- Advocacy Listserv
- Congress Web
- Code of Ethics
- Professional Review
- Practice Standards
Social Work Merchandise
Discounts & Exclusive Offers
- Rental Cars
- Office Supplies
- The chapters are extensions of the National Office and provide a variety of membership benefits, products and services that may include:
- Continuing education programs
- Chapter-wide conferences
- Annual membership meetings
- Forums for exchange of information
- Chapter newsletters
- Involvement in state and local legislation
- State licensure information
- Relationships with schools of social work
- Chapter Web site
- Local meetings
- Volunteer leadership opportunities
How To Get Involved in NASW Leadership!
- Through your chapter you can volunteer for committees and task forces, write articles for your chapter's newsletter, help plan chapter events, serve on the chapter board, become a regional representative, and run for other offices.
- You can become active on the national level with NASW by getting involved in one of our national committees.
- It is because of volunteers like you that we are able to deliver high quality programs and services to our members.