Support Local Small Businesses

As a SCORE Volunteer:

  • Support local entrepreneurs
  • Network and build new relationships
  • Help grow your local small business community
  • Expand your skillset and professional reputation

Give Back in Many Ways

SCORE is looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates. Review the descriptions of the volunteer roles at SCORE, find the best one for you, then apply. Your local chapter will contact you to learn more about you and to share information about onboarding and training, SCORE’s code of ethics, and other pertinent details for the role.

Business Mentor Workshop Presenter Chapter Support

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 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 ExpertCommunity OutreachMarketing Support

Why Volunteer with SCORE?


Quite simply, if you want to make a lasting impact in your small business community, SCORE is the place to do that. Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Who we are: Over 10,000 Volunteers serving clients in over 1,500 communities

Small Business Mentoring Leader

SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide business mentoring and education in more than 230 chapters across 1,500 communities nationwide.

Of SCORE's 2021 Client Base, 59 percent were women, 44 percent were minorities, and 9 percent were veterans.

Support for Everyone

SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. SCORE helps a diverse range of American Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.

In 2021, SCORE mentors helped start 25,084 businesses, create 71,475 non-owner new jobs and 96,559 total new jobs

Big Impact on Small Businesses

In 2021, SCORE mentors helped start 25,084 businesses and create 71,475 non-owner new jobs and 96,559 total new jobs.

SCORE Volunteers Making a Difference


Frequently Asked Questions

We offer multiple volunteer roles to fit many levels of experience, skills, and time commitments — from experienced business mentors to local chapter support. Review the roles listed above to find a great match for you. Then apply! Your local chapter will contact you for an interview to understand your volunteer goals and interests.
SCORE volunteer roles are varied and the qualifications for each are different. Check out the roles and apply to volunteer. Your local chapter can help you find the best role fit for you.
As a SCORE Volunteer, you will be part of a large, highly-respected, national non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of small businesses across the U.S. You will work with many great people, all with a common vision to support small business owners. You will have the support and infrastructure of a local chapter and national headquarters to give you the tools and opportunities to excel as a volunteer.
The reasons to volunteer range from professional development to personal gratification. At SCORE, you get it all. You will grow and expand as a business professional working with small businesses. You can also directly help individual entrepreneurs achieve success. Ultimately, you will know that you have made a positive impact on business owners in your community.
To become a SCORE volunteer, you will need to complete a volunteer application. Your application will be sent to the SCORE chapter near you for review. SCORE will contact you for an appointment to interview you to understand your experience, background, and interest.


Support Your Local Small Business Community. Apply to Volunteer Today!