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Refer and Win!

Refer a Member and Get Rewarded! Community Matters More Now Than Ever. Let’s Grow Our Professional Community. Members, Spread the Word Today!

Let’s get others to join our community of more than 1550 social work professionals committed to the highest standards of practice and ethics.

Help other social work professionals achieve a more rewarding career journey. All you have to do is encourage one of your colleagues to join the IASW.

Membership of the IASW is a statement of your true social work professionalism. We provide support, advocacy and representation in the practice of the social work profession. We are the voice of social work in Ireland. 

Some of Our Member Benefits

  • CPD Resources and Support 
  • Free/Reduced cost Member Only CPD Events
  • CORU Fitness to Practice Legal Expenses Cover
  • Exclusive Access to Job Opportunities and Information
  • Participation in Special Interest Groups, Associate Groups and Committees
  • Free Subscription to ‘The Irish Social Worker’ Journal and Online Back Issues
  • Regular updates and information.
  • Reduced rates at conferences, events and other IASW activities.

What's in It for Me? 

  • Every time you recruit a new member you strengthen the IASW.
  • Every month you will have a new oppurtunity to win a €100 voucher.
  • A vital and growing association means greater recognition of the profession and improved education and networking opportunities for all members.
  • You're helping others achieve a more rewarding career journey

What Can I Do?

Reach out to colleagues who could benefit from IASW membership. Encourage them to join IASW today. Members from across the profession are all welcome - fully qualified, retired, new to the role or studying for their qualification. 

For every member you recruit, who includes you as their referrer (*referrer must be a current IASW member) on the sign-up form, the IASW will enter you into our monthly draw to win.

  • Each member you recruit represents one entry into the draw.
  • T&C’s apply, click this link Terms & Conditions_UDOct2021 for the full terms & conditions

Recruiting Tips 

  • Use personal contact or personal messages .
  • Share on social media. 
  • Share the benefits of IASW and how it has helped you professionally.
  • Follow up and remind them to include your name on the form when they join.

What Our Members Are Saying

“I have been a member of the IASW since qualifiying as a social worker and for me the IASW is my go to for support, advocacy and learning. In a time where we are all busy in our different roles, it is great to have the IASW for up to the minute news on events, training, recruitment and special interest groups - all in one place; it even arrives in my inbox! Their contribution and response to national and current affairs is where I feel my voice is heard. Making contact with the IASW team is super easy and they have responded to all my queries over the years so efficiently - thank you guys.” 
Patricia Sweeney 
"Being an active member of IASW has supported my professional development as a social worker. It's given me the opportunity to work with others from a wide range of settings on issues that are important to social work practice and to contribute to the development of that practice nationally." 
Monica Hynds Flanaghan
"I would highly recommend membership of the IASW. The challenging work which social workers and their managers face should not be done without the support of a professional association, which IASW offers it's members. In addition, the frequent notifications from the IASW of professional development courses and training is an essential part of our CPD requirements." 
Desmond Delaney


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