Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Get Involved

“I could do that!” 


Perhaps you’ve seen a member hosting an online event, or 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 SCBWI 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.



Host for online chats for self-published members.

We’d like to begin offering monthly chats for people who have already self-published a book. Topics can include things like online marketing, keywords, pricing, or anything else important to selling your books without a publishing imprint at your side. This volunteer position would collect and maintain a list of self-published members who want to participate in these chats, and would be responsible for identifying topics, emailing the link, and hosting the chats. 


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Southern Breeze’s regional Equity and Inclusion Team meets monthly via zoom. If you would like to join this group in developing inclusion initiatives to help Southern Breeze reach more of the children’s creators in our diverse region, please let us know at


Local Liaison–Become your local “go to” person. (We still need Local Liaisons for some areas of our region. Click here to check if yours is among them.)


Publicity/Promotion–Help the ARAs promote local and regional activities, including developing graphics for use on social media.



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



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