Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


“I could do that!” 


Perhaps you’ve seen a member working during a conference and thought, “I could do that.” Well, you’re right!  Southern Breeze has become a vibrant SCBWI region thanks to our energetic volunteers. Like all regions, even our leaders are volunteers. It takes many people to help Southern Breeze continue to offer top-notch conferences, contests, and multiple opportunities to boost the careers of our members.  If you’re interested in helping, great! Volunteering your talents, efforts and time, is a wonderful way to “give back” to the organization. Below are just a few possibilities.


On-Going Volunteer Opportunities


Membership Coordinator–Welcome new members and coordinate Local Liaisons


Local Liaison–Become your local “go to” person


Retreat Coordinator–Have a retreat or workshop in mind? Offer to be the coordinator.


Publicity/Promotion–Help promote local and regional activities


Critique Group Coordinator–Organize Sho-Mo and informal critiques


PAL Coordinator–Work with PAL members to enhance professional careers   


Webmaster–Updating website


Conference-Specific Volunteer Opportunities


In addition to the RAs, ARAs and IC, it takes approximately 50 volunteers to help put on our conferences. We couldn’t do it without you! Be sure to mark the “Yes, I’ll help” box on your registration form. Here are some of the key jobs that are filled for each conference:


Conference Coordinator 


Conference Volunteer Coordinator  


Angel Coordinator 




Book Basket Coordinator 


Food Coordinator and assistants


Registration Coordinator and Welcome Table teams


Friday Agent Session Timers


Informal Critique Leaders


Drivers for faculty


Illustrator Day/Portfolio Assistant



Contact our Regional Team if you’re interested in volunteering!



Image courtesy of Pixabay, free use image attributed to artist Timusu.