The strength of Ara Taiohi comes from our members. 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/New Zealand where young people are valued, included and thrive. Join our diverse membership, spread right across the country!
When you join Ara Taiohi, you agree to our kaupapa.
Find out more about us, what membership offers you and how to join.
We have made changes to the membership structure that will make access easier with the addition of a tiny group category and the removal of all caps on the number of relational members who can receive benefits of membership attached to group memberships.
- People who have been personal members because they are part of a smaller youth organisation, or a youth-focussed team within a larger organisation, that previously didn’t fit or couldn’t afford our small group membership can now join in the tiny group category and share membership benefits with unlimited relational members within a wider team.
- A youth organisation who has only 4 paid staff but 1000 volunteers can still fit into the small group category and share membership benefits with their volunteers
|Incoming Membership Structure
*unlimited relational members
|Annual fee as of
1 Jan 2017
|Outgoing Membership Structure||Annual fee until
31 Dec 2016
|Personal unwaged||$40||Personal unwaged||$35|
|Personal waged||$80||Personal waged||$70|
|Group tiny* (1-2 paid staff)||$100||Group small (5 relational members)||$150|
|Group small* (3-7 paid staff)||$165||Group medium (15 relational members)||$350|
|Group medium* (8-17 paid staff)||$385||Group large (30 relational members)||$500|
|Group large* (18+ paid staff)||$550|
The numbers attributed to the different group tiers in the new structure are only a guideline to assess which tier you belong to, based on the number of paid staff within the organisation whose work supports young people.
Membership fees did increase at the AGM for the first time since 2012, as well as moving to having an annual renewal date of 1 July – this means if you sign up during the year you would pay a percentage according to a pro-rated payment system until you are aligned with the renewal date.
The new membership fees will come into effect as of 1 January 2017 – so if you’re keen to join on the old fees you have until 31 December to join. Membership renewals from 1 January will be at the new rate and on a pro-rated basis to align with our financial year.
- If you feel that your group membership size will change as a result of the new structure please contact us to chat about it.
What you get
- Get connected
- Whakawhanaungatanga and manaakitanga
- Local and regional networks
- Forums, training, hui and fono
- Links across youth health, youth work, youth justice, education
- Involve conferences
- Credible, effective voice on youth issues
- Rōpu in special interest/identity areas e.g. youth health, youth work, Māori
- Youth Week to celebrate and promote young people and the people who support them
- Ways of working that recognise young people’s unique identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Partnerships with tangata whenua, community, government, private and philanthropic sectors
- Get informed
- Access to the latest information, our searchable resource centre, training and professional development opportunities relevant to taiohi/young people
- Regular e-updates, opportunities to contribute to submissions and participate in caucuses
- Access to research, evaluation and good practice
- Get stronger
- Access to an interactive training database on topics such as core competencies and Treaty-based training
- Promotion of best practice through access to external supervisor directory and user-friendly training database
- Access to quality self-assessment tools
- Professional association for youth workers
- Code of Ethics for youth workers
What you give
When you join Ara Taiohi you bring and share: