SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

IN SCBWI Volunteer Job Descriptions

Did you know …

That all of the Indiana Regional Team members are volunteers?

Yes, Angie, Diane and Teresa are volunteers.

All of the IN SCBWI membership dues go to support the national organization.

The money we raise through hosting events is ALL we have to offer programming, reserve venues, pay for conference food, linens, set-up, clean-up and other services, pay for faculty honorariums, flights, all meals, lodging and any extras for each event, cover the cost of socials, luncheons and fund scholarships, among many other things.

Indiana Volunteers who help with an event are invited to attend a free, private faculty meal during at the event, get to register early. (doesn’t apply to Autumn Frost Retreat as registration is already open) and will be recognized at our annual member luncheon for their time and dedication to IN SCBWI.

Indiana Coordinators will receive all of the above, PLUS a 50% discount on membership dues after their first year of service, a 75% discount on membership dues after their 2nd year of service and a FREE Membership after their 3rd and following years of service. After 3 years, they will also receive a scholarship for a partial discount on registration for a national SCBWI event, (Los Angeles in Summer or New York in Winter) assuming that we are in good financial standing. There will be other perks added as we raise our funds.

 

What can you do to help?

We have lots of new volunteer positions open. Please email Juliana Savia Clayton if you’re interested in joining the Indiana team. Juliana.s.clayton@gmail.com See website soon for volunteer positions and descriptions of each.

Social Media Coordinator – Runs our Facebook/Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites, shares information on registration, location details for all events, shares photos from previous events, shares good news for Indiana members, work with Illustrator Coordinator and illustrators to create event and website banners, logos as needed.

Constant Contact/Email Coordinator (We are switching to Constant Contact soon as our preferred email service)

Membership Coordinator – Invites new members to join, host a table/booth at free events and SCBWI events around the state, when able, to encourage membership, welcome new members, direct them to the website and social media and answer any questions they have. Suggest volunteer positions to new members.

Website/Tech Coordinator – Help upload information from Regional Team to our IN SCBWI website, update information weekly, make sure information is correct, ensure that all links are working properly, help set up and assist with technology at our retreat and conferences.

PAL Coordinator – Must be a PAL Member. (Published And Listed author/illustrator) Meaning, the publisher of your book is an approved SCBWI publisher. See national SCBWI website for reference. https://www.scbwi.org/ This coordinator will work with the IN Regional Team to plan and run events that benefit PAL Members. For example, workshops, socials, signings, etc.

Critique-nic Volunteer – Plan and run a Summer Critique-nic in your region. (June, July or August)

Local Volunteers in each county/region – These volunteers will be the contact person for their region. They will plan free events for local members that help facilitate creating books for children and encourage meeting other members.

Library Volunteers in each county/region – These volunteers will contact all libraries in their region and work with them to organize SCBWI events locally and for the entire state. They will help plan and run book signings for local authors and illustrators as well as offer informational events for new and existing members at the local level.

School Volunteers in each county/region – These volunteers will contact all elementary and high schools in their region and work with them to organize SCBWI events locally and for the entire state. They will help plan and run school visits for local authors and illustrators. They will be the main communication link to all schools in their area regarding SCBWI events for children.

College/University Volunteers in each county/region – These volunteers will contact all colleges and universities in their region and work with them to organize SCBWI events locally and for the entire state. They will help plan and run lectures and visits for local and state authors and illustrators. They will be the main communication link to all college/universities in their area regarding SCBWI events for students.