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Social Work Helper utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to providing news and information, and there is no requirement to be a social worker or have a social work degree in order to contribute your knowledge and expertise in helping people.

Are you interested in writing a column or becoming a regular contributor? Let us know when making your submission!

Frequently Asked Questions

What we’re looking for

We are looking for progressive writers who want to help educate, advocate, and create awareness on issues of health, education, mental health, criminal justice, social work, nonprofit and philanthropy, culture, social good, human rights, global poverty, diversity, disability, LGBT, homelessness, HIV and more.

We want writers to share their stories or the stories of others. We want writers to share their experiences, knowledge, and expertise in working with vulnerable populations.

We want writers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who work intersects with serving the same demographics as social workers.

We want to share evidence-based information, research, and resources to our readers.

What we’re not looking for

Social Work Helper does not support conservative ideology because we believe it is counter to the needs of vulnerable groups and populations.

We believe climate change is real, gun prevention is a public health crisis, and women have a right to make their own health care decisions.

Prevailing conservative ideology promotes “pulling one’s self up by your bootstraps”,  but here at Social Work Helper we acknowledge and understand systematic oppression create barriers for many vulnerable populations. How do you pull one’s self up when you don’t have boots?

We must use holistic and intersectional solutions on the macro, mezzo, and micro levels in order to remove challenges and barriers to achieving better outcomes. Unfortunately, conservatives rely predominantly on personal responsibility to problem solve societal issues.

Writing is unpaid

Social Work Helper is not a profitable organization, and we are unable to pay writers at this time. However, we try to increase exposure on the issues you care about as well as help you to increase your public profile as a writer. Social Work Helper is a Google News and Apple News Outlet which will give you a larger platform to be heard.

For instance, if you have a Facebook Fanpage, every article you publish with Social Work Helper will be published on the SWH Facebook page of 195K followers, and a clickable byline to your Facebook Fanpage will appear on your article. If you are looking for a way to build your social media accounts and send traffic to your Facebook Fanpage, you may want to consider writing for us.

Volunteer With Us

Currently, Social Work Helper is accepting applications for Volunteer Staff Writers and Volunteer Graphic Designers.

How do I apply?

It simple….Tell us a bit about yourself and what you are interested in doing with Social Work Helper using our volunteer application form.

If applying for a Staff Writer, please submit a 600 Word article for the category you are most interested in writing for to complete your application. Staff Writer applications without a submission will not be considered. To complete your application, please make your submission here.

You will need to provide your First and Last name, a short bio, and headshot photo with your submission.

Social Work Helper is not a profitable organization, and we are unable to pay writers at this time. However, we try to increase exposure on the issues you care about as well as help you to increase your public profile as an expert. Social Work Helper is a Google News and Apple News Outlet which will give you a larger platform to be heard.

For instance, if you have a Facebook Fanpage, every article you publish with Social Work Helper will be published on the SWH Facebook page of 195K followers, and a clickable byline to your Facebook Fanpage will appear on your article. If you are looking for a way to build your social media accounts and send traffic to your Facebook Fanpage, you may want to consider writing for us.

Guest Submissions

Target Audience

Our target audience consists of policymakers, educators, medical and helping professionals, students, activists, service providers, caregivers, service users or anyone thinking about seeking help.

You will need to provide your first and last name along with a short bio. Also, you should include the links to any social media profiles you want to promote. You will need to provide a contact email address, and attached or provide a link to your headshot photo. If you are interested in making an anonymous submission, please email us at [email protected]

Articles length should be at minimum 600 words, but no more than 1500 words. When Referencing Quotes, Articles, Data, Studies, Statistics, Books etc, the items should be linked to the source within the article. (See Editorial Articles Examples Below)

Article Format

I have included some samples of how your articles should be formatted. Typically, articles should not be written in first person or how you would write for an informal personal blog. The focus should be how your article will influence or impact its reader. Also, view these five easy steps for writing an article.

Sourcing

Articles should be written in AP Style. There should not be a reference section or any in-text citations as illustrated in academic/journal writing using APA style. For example, when referencing a source, you should hyperlink the source over part of the text. For instance, here is a short guide to Journalism AP style writing.

Editorial Articles Examples on how to link to sources:

https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2015/05/08/female-poverty-rise-protecting-womens-rights/

https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2016/02/10/genocide-survivors-contributors-not-victims/

How to Link to Sources

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