Become a SCORE Mentor and Make Dreams Come True

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs achieve new levels of success. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back, connect with fellow business owners, and share your knowledge with others.

As a SCORE Volunteer You Can:

  • Share your success and expertise through mentoring
  • Lead workshops and seminars
  • Provide online or telephone mentoring directly from your home or office
  • Serve in a leadership capacity
  • Serve within another capacity at SCORE
  • Have flexibility with your volunteering time

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • SCORE volunteers enjoy a variety of personal, local and national rewards.  As a SCORE Volunteer, you:
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to the success of others
  • Share great experience with other SCORE volunteers
  • Provide leadership in the business community
  • Gain recognition and respect as a business mentor
  • Grow professionally and personally
  • Participate in lifelong learning
  • Make new friends



Join SCORE Today!

Business Mentor 6-10 hours per month

Business Mentor

What you’ll do:

  • Advise small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Guide clients in developing business plans and business growth
  • Share business knowledge, experience, and practical “know how”
  • Inspire business owners to achieve their ownership dreams


  • Broad and deep experience as a business owner or as an upper-level business manager
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/month

Subject Matter Expert 2-6 hours

Subject Matter Expert

What you’ll do:

  • Support mentors and business owners in answering questions related to your area of expertise
  • Share deep knowledge in a targeted functional area
  • Offer practical “know how” and specialized knowledge

Qualifications (any):

  • Proven mastery of a specialized business topic such as ecommerce, accounting, human resources, technology, and others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Time Commitment: 2-10 hours/month (as needed)

Local Workshop Presenter 2-6 hours

Workshop Presenter / Roundtable Facilitator

What you’ll do:

  • Deliver locally-developed business training
  • Teach new concepts and information
  • Engage small business audiences


  • Public speaking and/or training experience; experience in education a plus
  • Proven mastery of a business topic or strategy

Time Commitment: 2-10 hours/month (as needed)

Chapter Support 5-16 hours

Chapter Support

What you’ll do:

  • Manage local chapter activities
  • Support your chapter with administrative functions
  • Be the face of SCORE in your local community


  • Project management, administration and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency

Time Commitment: 5-15 hours/month

Marketing Support 8-15 hours

Marketing Support

What you’ll do:

  • Develop marketing plans for your local chapter
  • Provide support with content development, website maintenance, social media, email marketing, or other marketing function


  • Project management, administration and organizational skills
  • Experience in your desired marketing function

Time Commitment: 4-16 hours/month

Community Outreach 4-16 hours

Community Outreach

What you’ll do:

  • Build meaningful relationships with other organizations in your community that support small business
  • Attract new small business owners and potential volunteers to SCORE


  • Project management, administration and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Time Commitment: 4-16 hours/month

SCORE Volunteers Making a Difference