- NASW and its 55 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 55 chapters serving nearly 132,000 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, including resources that will enhance your professional growth in every phase of your career. From training and CE credits to credentials to ethical and legal guidance, NASW provides the information you need.
- 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.