SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Volunteers

“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 

 

Angels

 

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.