Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Get Involved

“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 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.


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

To apply for any of the open volunteer positions, please click here to complete a short application.


Membership Coordinator–Welcome new members and coordinate Local Liaisons.


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.)


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


Conference Coordinator–We hope to return to in-person conferences in spring 2022, and will open this position once we have dates set.


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


Critique Group Coordinator–Organize Sho-Mo meetings and informal critiques.


PAL Coordinator–Work with PAL members to enhance professional careers.   


Webmaster–Updating website. (currently open)


Equity and Inclusion Team–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


New! Spring Conference Coordinator

Deadline to Apply: 06/01/20212

Who: One detail-focused, team player. Must be able to use or willing to learn the Google Docs/Sheets environment online and be comfortable with emailing as the primary form of communication. Pluses include: familiarity with the Birmingham, AL area, as our next conference will be in Homewood. This position requires a 12-month commitment, although the hands-on time is largely in the initial planning (June) and 8 weeks leading up to the conference (mid Jan – mid March).


What: Works with regional team to plan the 2022 in-person conference set for the weekend of March 18 in Homewood, Alabama. Helps contact speakers, organize volunteers to help out during the conference, and acts as co-host for the conference alongside regional team. Perks for this position include free conference tuition and networking closely with the faculty.


When: The largest time commitment will be during the planning period, approximately June 2021, then again Jan – March 2022 leading up to the conference.



Click here to apply or contact our Regional Team if you’re interested in volunteering!



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