What Do Social Workers Do?

About the Guide

The field of social work is as broad as the populations it aims to serve. It is a fitting profession for individuals of many different skills, backgrounds, and passions. But what do social workers do on a daily basis? 

They do a lot! Many people don't realize that social work is a unique and multifaceted discipline with endless opportunities. Social workers fill many different roles and responsibilities within their communities, like advocating on behalf of underrepresented populations and helping individuals and groups navigate difficult situations. In all things, social workers are a resource and guide for those they serve. 

If you want to know more about what social workers do, our latest guide is for you. In it, you will learn about:

  • The ethos of social work — what being a social worker means

  • How social workers help people

  • The duties of a social worker

  • The future of the field

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