The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), founded October 1, 1955, is the largest and most recognized membership organization of professional social workers in the nation. Representing 150,000 members
from 56 Chapters in the United States and abroad, the Association promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy for social justice.
Once you join, you immediately become a member of NASW at the
national and local levels. Your national membership provides you access to resources, information, continuing education, advocacy, credentials, publications, research, and much more. Your Chapter membership offers you opportunities to network with other social work professionals at events and conferences where you can also earn continuing education credit. Chapter membership keeps you informed about local news and
information and presents leadership opportunities through volunteering.