NASW welcomes the energy, creativity and enthusiasm of professionals-in-training. Every year, more than 20,000 social work students join NASW at a discounted rate to enhance their studies, learn advocacy techniques, and find knowledgeable mentors in the field.
Former student members can take advantage of our discounted transitional membership rate during their first few years as working professionals. NASW helps new social workers get up to speed on work place expectations, state licensure requirements, and career options across diverse fields of practice.
Moving into a leadership role requires fine-tuned practice skills and the ability to get work done while managing other professionals. NASW’s wide network makes it easier for you to find peers who are also moving into management, and enables you to access online continuing education to enhance your skills.
Leaders in the social work profession can be found in every facet of community life and at national decision-making organizations. NASW helps leverage insight and innovation from the best researchers and practitioners in the social work field for public acknowledgement and leadership development.
NASW Social Work Pioneers® have been shaping the profession and the Association since its inception.Social work pioneer Jane Addams was one of the first women to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded in 1931.
Social workers continue to influence social policies and increase the profession’s influence through the legacy of their efforts and their decades of dedicated membership.