Together, we create a committed, nationwide movement of people who work with young people. Our collective skills, knowledge, passion and connections will help shape an Aotearoa where young people are valued, included and thrive.
Ara Taiohi’s group membership and personal membership is open to anyone who works with young people in a way that supports their positive youth development.
Connected to a national network of people committed to the positive youth development of the young people of Aotearoa
Regular newsletter and up to date website that will connect you to information on jobs events, professional development opportunities and networks relevant to youth development
Contribution to a credible effective voice on policy and legislation that affects the young people and youth development in Aotearoa
Eligible to apply for Youth Week grants of up to $1,000 per organisation
Discounts on youth development conferences, fono and hui— on youth development conferences, fono and hui, and Ara Taiohi resources
Access to digital tools to support your mahi, including Takiwā
Fees related to your membership vary according to the size of your organisation or your employment status.
Our group fees are calculated based on the number of FTE people working with young people you employ, however you can name an unlimited number of relational members, who have full access to all membership benefits.
Waged: $80 (plus GST)
Unwaged: $40 (plus GST)
Tiny: (1-2 FTE working directly with young people) $100 (plus GST)
Small: (3-7 FTE working directly with young people) $165 (plus GST)
Medium: (8-17 FTE working directly with young people) $385 (plus GST)
Large: (18+ FTE working directly with young people) $550 (plus GST)
Note: Annual renewal date is 1 July for membership fees. Members who join during the year pay a percentage according to a pro-rated payment system until they are aligned with the renewal date.
In addition to Ara Taiohi membership there is Korowai Tupu’s professional membership for those who identify with Youth Work as a profession (voluntary and paid). Membership to Korowai Tupu requires evidence of your knowledge and practice against our nine core competencies.
Become a professional member and take your professional practice to the next level.