Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Volunteering with SCBWI Australia West

SCBWI Australia West is run entirely by volunteers who report to SCBWI HQ, based in the US.

Each SCBWI region in the world has a Regional Team, which may include a Regional Advisor, Assistant Regional Advisor and Illustrator Coordinator. These roles are supported by other volunteer positions, as required. Volunteers are asked to spend a minimum of three years in their position.


How can I contribute to SCBWI Australia West?

We depend on our army of volunteers to offer members the best opportunities we can. If you are interested in volunteering to be part of the SCBWI Australia West team, please contact us, outlining the type of role, large or small, you’d like to fill, and the skills you can bring to the position. We’d love to hear from you!

All appointments to SCBWI Regional Teams need to go to SCBWI HQ for approval. The criteria for approval include:

– SCBWI membership and legal residency in the region
– Length of SCBWI membership
– Contribution to planning and running past SCBWI events
– Time available to devote to SCBWI
– Specific duties you are able to undertake


What happens to my SCBWI membership fee?

The fee you spend to join SCBWI goes to SCBWI HQ, in the US, to provide services such as the newsletter, website, Blueboard, grants, awards and so on. We run SCBWI Australia West using the money you pay to attend our events.