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.




Planning Team for 2023 (5-7 people)

Deadline to Apply: 05/15/2022

It’s time to plan what we want to do in our region in 2023. With the pandemic (hopefully) starting to ease, all options are on the table, especially after this multi-year gap in what we “usually” do. 

The regional leadership would love to have 5-7 people as part of the planning team, with team members taking the lead next year in activities that interest them. So if you’d like to be a part of what Southern Breeze will offer in 2023, let us know!

Email and tell us a little about yourself. We’ll hold brief conversational interviews via Zoom in late April  to ensure the team has people with a range of interests, locations, and career stages.

Perks for active participation in these positions will include free regional conference tuition in 2023.



Host for online chats for self-published members

This summer 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.

Interested? Email Email and tell us a little about yourself. Perks for this position include a discount for the 2023 regional conference tuition.


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.