Get Involved

Are you ready to strengthen your connection to the profession of social work? Are you eager to connect with other members and social workers throughout the state? Do you want to develop your leadership experience while learning new skills? 

Great! We’re looking for individuals who are passionate and share a desire to contribute to our Chapter in a meaningful way. The NASW-DE Chapter volunteer leadership is comprised of volunteers just like yourself, who are passionate about our field, our collective purpose, and have a desire to contribute to the dialogue and lend their talents and voices to the betterment of our Chapter.

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Ways you can volunteer with us

Our chapter's success is a collective effort, and we are looking for interested members to join our board committees. These committees are at the heart of our chapter's activities:

  • Ethics Committee: This committee plays a critical role in upholding the ethical standards of our profession and addressing ethical dilemmas faced by social workers.
  • Annual/Semi-Annual Conference Committee: Help plan and execute our state annual conference, a platform for learning, networking, and professional development.
  • Social Work Month Committee: Contribute to the planning and execution of activities that celebrate Social Work Month (March) and raise awareness of our profession's importance.
  • Chapter Nominations and Leadership Committee: Play a part in the leadership selection process and help us find future board members who are dedicated to the mission and vision of NASW Delaware.

To express your interest in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Form by clicking [here]. Once we receive your application, a board member will reach out to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your continued dedication to the social work profession and for considering a role in shaping the future of the NASW, Delaware Chapter. We look forward to welcoming new faces and fresh ideas into our committees. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

More ways to volunteer with us

  • Board of Directors: Our Board of Directors sets the programmatic direction of the chapter and is charged with ensuring that the programs and offerings in Delaware are aligned with the national strategic plan. Board members are elected by their peers from across the state of Delaware and serve for two year terms. Positions include president, vice-president, secretary, and member-at-large, in addition to our regional representative. 
  • Regional Representatives: Sussex, New Castle and Kent counties make up the state of Delaware, and representatives are elected from each county to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities. Each unit has a representative who helps plan and coordinate events that bring value to our members. Regions are a crucial way our chapter engages and connects members!
  • Volunteer your expertise to the chapter: Have a topic or niche you're passionate about? Share it with our members! We're looking for social workers to share what they know with the community. Presenting with NASW-DE is a great opportunity to get exposure to others in your field, obtain feedback on an early version of your latest work, improve your presentation and communication skills, and/or simple give back to the community. At the same time, other members will have the opportunity to connect with areas of social work they're not familiar with and expand their practice toolbelt. Win, win!

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Ready to Volunteer?

Great! Simply complete this interest form and a member of our team will be in touch to help you navigate our volunteer opportunities. Tell us what inspired you to volunteer, what you hope to bring to the chapter, and a little bit about yourself. Upload your resume, click submit, and you're done. It's that easy!

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Am I qualified to volunteer? 

Students and regular members are eligible to volunteer and can practice in various settings.

We know that social workers are in every aspect of our community and we hope our leadership is as diverse as our membership.

In order to volunteer for the chapter, you do need to be a member of NASW-DE and we encourage you to be active in the Chapter in some capacity.