SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

We LOVE Our Volunteers!
Any Illinois member may apply
These teams cannot be supported without your leadership.
Please contact a member of the Illinois Regional Team with your interest and questions today!

 

 

Assistant Regional Advisor

The Assistant Regional Advisor is part of the Regional Team and creates opportunities for Illinois’ storytellers.

—Create community and outreach among Illinois’ storytellers and connection with the wider kidlit community and storytelling partners.

—Oversee SCBWI-Illinois Networks and Network representatives in creating free, monthly programming.

—Create opportunities at Regional Events like Prairie Writers’ & Illustrators’ Day and/or online at Illinois Interactive.

—Spearhead downstate retreat.

—Shares responsibility with the rest of the Regional Team in all aspects of leadership, in addition to setting the visual tone both online and in print, meeting regularly via Zoom.

—Enjoys free membership for their volunteer term and in retirement for as many years served.

—Enjoys free attendance at an annual SCBWI International Conference, provided by the home office.

APPLY NOW. Co-RA will forward your application to the home office for consideration and approval,  Co-RA does not make this selection.

 

Illustrator Coordinator 

The Illustrator Coordinator is part of the Regional Team and creates opportunities for Illinois’ illustrators.

—Create community and outreach among Illinois’ Illustrators and connection with the wider artistic community and storytelling partners.

—Oversee 2 Illustrator Networks and organize event(s), such as speakers and other workshops, for Illinois illustrators.

—Create illustrator opportunities at Regional Events like Prairie Writers’ & Illustrators’ Day and/or online at Illinois Interactive.

—Spearhead making all online images accessible to the visually impaired.

—Facilitate the SCBWI-IL Illustrator Mentorship

—Shares responsibility with the rest of the Regional Team in all aspects of leadership, in addition to setting the visual tone both online and in print, meeting regularly via Zoom.

—Enjoys free membership for their volunteer term in addition to free attendance at an annual SCBWI International Conference, provided by the home office.

Apply today! Co-RA will send you application to the home office for consideration and approval.  Co-RA does not make the selection.

 

 

Equity & Inclusion Team Chairperson

The Equity & Inclusion Team Chairperson creates community among and opportunity for all SCBWI-Illinois’ illustrators, authors and translators from underrepresented communities.

—Initiates outreach and connection with the wider kidlit communities that celebrate diversity, working to collaborate on opportunities for BIPOC and other underrepresented kidlit creators in Illinois.

—Steers equity and inclusion programs within the Region, overseeing the E & I Team and coordinating with the team on all aspects, including the Equity & Inclusion Team webpage, Many Voices Prize, Diverse New Member Pathway, the Many Voices Work-in-Progress Mentorship,  and The Prairie Wind’s Voices of Change column.  

—Works closely with the Regional Team advising on policy and language to dismantle systemic barriers within our Region and create a more equitable and inclusive culture for all.

—Enjoys free membership for their volunteer term provided by the Illinois region in addition to free attendance at SCBWI-IL Fall Conference.

Please reach out to the SCBWI IL Regional Team if interested
Debbie Topolski or Jenny Wagh

 

 

These teams cannot be supported without your leadership.  Please contact a member of the Illinois Regional Team with your interest and questions today!
Debbie Topolski or Jenny Wagh