Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Vermont is one of 55 chapters of the NASW, the professional organization for all graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) social workers. Membership of the Vermont chapter is just under 500 with representation across the spectrum of the field including, for example, medical, school, home health care, and clinical social work.

NASW-VT Mission

Our mission is to support, enhance, and facilitate communication across the spheres of community, agency, and clinical social work. 

We honor the unique culture of Vermont and value the diversity of culture in our state and in our profession. We support members through legislative advocacy and committee work within our organization. Our Chapter promotes and respects social justice, self-determination, human rights, diversity, and interdependence. Our primary goal is to serve and support our members in the pursuit of their profession.

Our Work

With our main office in Montpelier, just a block from the State House, we are well positioned to advocate for the needs and interests of our members. To do this, we have an elected Board of Directors, an Executive Director, and several Committees and Task Forces for: 

  • Legislative Committee
  • Social Justice/Diversity Committee 
  • Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)
  • Education Committee
  • Ethics Committee