“ You’re doing a great job for us, and more organisations in the sector should know about SSPA.
Nau mai, haere mai ki Social Service Providers Te Pai Ora o Aotearoa.
We welcome new membership applications throughout the year - join us now to become part of our thriving collective of community-based social service providers.
As a membership-based organisation, SSPA is grounded in the local connections, knowledge and presence of our members, who are working every day throughout all corners of the motu alongside children, rangatahi and whānau. We are committed to continuing to grow a diverse and inclusive membership of organisations and individuals working in community-based social services, or with a connection to this kaupapa. This includes Iwi and Kaupapa Māori social services, Pacific providers, and children’s and social sector NGOs.
Being part of a thriving national membership organisation, with opportunities to contribute to the collective effort at local, regional and national levels
Whakawhanaungatanga opportunities to hui together with other members kanohi ki te kanohi and online, including at Whakamanawa – The National Social Services Conference
Member discounts to attend our learning and development workshops focused on strengthening social services practice
A copy of every issue of SSPA's flagship magazine, Kia Mauri Ora, plus a 20% discount on additional copies
Weekly SSPA News e-pānui, with curated information to keep you up-to-date with key social sector developments and opportunities
Knowing that SSPA is championing Aotearoa's community-based social services and providing constructive, collaborative, solutions-oriented leadership across the social sector
Having your say and knowing your interests are being advocated for with key decision-makers – including on the issues you want to see change on for children, rangatahi and whānau, but that you don’t necessarily have the capacity to directly advocate on
Invitations to exclusive SSPA member forums and hui on key issues, in real-time
The opportunity to be nominated for tangata whenua and tauiwi roles on our governing body, the SSPA National Executive, providing the chance to influence and shape wider change.
Organisation budget under $250k$70Per Year
Organisation budget between $250k and $1M$100Per Year
Organisation budget between $1M and $10M$180Per Year
Organisation budget over $10M$250Per Year
Individual affiliate member$60Per Year
What our members say
We listen closely to what our members say. Here you can see some of their feedback.
“ Te Ao Māori is infused throughout SSPA's mahi, and SSPA leads from the top with a Te Tiriti o Waitangi model.
“ SSPA is very focused on us as members and supporting us. This is great and different to other membership organisations.
“ Thank you for the encouragement you give us to keep advocating for our local tamariki and whānau.
“ You do a wonderful job of keeping SSPA members updated and involved. It is so much appreciated.
Hōmai tō pātai!
If you have questions about SSPA membership, contact