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Why become a member?

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.

Membership categories & fees

We have a range of membership fees to support inclusive membership. For Full Members, this relates to your organisation’s budget.

Full membership

  • Organisation budget under $250k

    Per Year
  • Organisation budget between $250k and $1M

    Per Year
  • Organisation budget between $1M and $10M

    Per Year
  • Organisation budget over $10M

    Per Year


  • Individual affiliate member

    Per Year
  • Student

    Per Year

Become a member now

Hōmai tō pātai!

If you have questions about SSPA membership, contact

Rachel Grant