Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Get Involved

Did you know that Houston SCBWI is completely run by volunteers? If you’re interested in donating your time and talents to our chapter, please read the following descriptions of currently open positions. You can apply by filling out a short questionnaire. Volunteer positions are open to friends of Houston SCBWI; however, preference will be given to those with SCBWI memberships. Selections will be made by the Regional Team. Please direct any questions to Meghan Senkel, Regional Advisor, at

The deadline has been extended! Apply by Sunday, May 31st at 11:59 pm.

2020 Conference Committee Positions

Silent Auction Committee Chair

Who:    A self starter who’s detail- & organization-focused, and not afraid of a spreadsheet. Must be able to work within the Google Docs/Sheets environment online and be comfortable with emailing as the primary form of Committee communication. Pluses include: outgoing personality for making donation requests, a spare room/space for storing donated items (hopefully not in a flood zone!), and the ability to regularly attend monthly Conference Committee meetings.

What:    Main point of contact for the Silent Auction with the Conference Committee, reports directly to the Executive Committee and the Regional Advisor; oversees approximately 3-4 committee members; responsible for overseeing the collection and safe-keeping of donated items, sending thank-yous, and the overall management of the auction during the conference, including set-up and display of auction items with bid sheets, payment/money handling, distribution of won items, record keeping, and securing valuables/cash at the conference venue.

When:    Time commitment is on-going throughout the year, with the slowest periods being in the few months after the conference and the highest activity likely being in the 3-4 months prior to the conference and the day of the conference. Must be able to attend the conference to set-up, breakdown, and oversee the auction (October 3 & 4, 2020).

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