Membership

“Come join our community …”

The human services profession makes life better for children, families and the community. We begin by helping individuals solve problems in their lives. Then we work toward helping individuals be prepared to meet their life’s needs. And we look even further — toward making systemic changes so that the entire community is stronger.

Strong communities are our goal and our livelihood. As the human services profession has grown and developed over the past 30 years, the National Organization for Human Services has always been there. Starting as an organization exclusively for human service educators, our membership — and our mission — now en-compasses educators, students and practitioners.

This community is our strength. Individually, we each face new and daunting challenges. Together, we meet those challenges with the knowledge and skills that will foster positive change for our clients and our communities. We invite you to join us.

... to foster excellence in human service delivery through education, scholarship and practice

Membership Benefits 

  • Quarterly newsletter — see a sample copy online here. 
  • Annual peer-reviewed journal, published each fall.
  • Access to the members Only section of the NOHS web site, featuring an online forum for discussions and job postings.
  • Discounts on national conferences.
  • Eligibility to apply for member-only scholarships and grants.

Membership Rates

  • Student - $35
  • Educator/Faculty - $95
  • Practitioner - $95
  • Associate - $95
  • Retired - $60

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Membership Categories

For Students 

A student is any individual who is currently enrolled in a course in human services or a closely related field (sociology, social work, counseling, psychology, etc.) and shares the goals and mission of NOHS. Students will be asked to submit the name of the current course(s) they are taking in human services and a contact number or email address of a faculty member with whom they are currently enrolled.

  • Expand your community beyond the campus — and become part of the human service community.
  • Establish important links with current human service practitioners
  • Be prepared for the new HS-BCP credential.

For Educators/Faculty

A faculty member is any individual who teaches part-time, or full-time, in a program identified as “human services.”  Faculty In related fields (e.g., social work, sociology, counseling, psychology, etc.) are welcome to join as long as they support the mission and goals of NOHS.

  • Be on the inside in developing and implementing standards for human service education.
  • Conduct and share research on effective teaching with your colleagues across the country.
  • Be the first to hold the HS-BCP credential.
  • Form partnerships with practitioners for community development initiatives.
  • Join with practitioners in support of our communities through public policy advocacy.

For Practitioners 

A practitioner is an individual with a degree in human services, or a closely related field (e.g., social work, sociology, counseling, psychology, etc.), who works in any aspect of social services or mental health services in a direct service capacity with consumers (e.g., helping or counseling clients, supervising helpers, doing community organizing, peer helping, etc.). 

  • Find a home where you are part of a professional community, both in your area and nationally.
  • Conduct and share  research on effective human service practice.
  • Be the first to hold the HS-BCP credential.
  • Join with educators to advocate for public policy initiatives in support of our communities.
  • Form partnerships with higher education for community development initiatives.

For Retirees

An individual can obtain a retired membership if he or she is fully retired as a human services practitioner, or human services educator, and has been an active member of NOHS within the past five years.

For Associates

An individual who supports the goals and mission of NOHS but does not meet any of the other membership categories can join as an affiliate member. These individuals share all the benefits of membership except for voting privileges. Voting privileges can be obtained upon request by the member, to the membership committee, who will review said request and make a decision based on the individual’s knowledge and commitment to the field of human services.

  • Find a home where you are part of a professional community, both in your area and nationally.
  • Join with educators to advocate for public policy initiatives in support of our communities.
  • Form partnerships with higher education for community development initiatives.

JOIN NOW!

All registrations and applications must be submitted online. For mail-in payments please print the online receipt and mail it in with your check / money order as payment to the following address: National Organization for Human Services, 147 SE 102nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97216. An email confirmation will be sent once receipt and payment is received. All Payments must be received within 30 days of online registration.

Please note: NOHS and TUA require separate memberships.