Become a Business Mentor! - SCORE Portland

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Broaden Your Professional Development - Become a SCORE Volunteer Mentor

You are good at what you do. Your skills, talents, and business savvy are valuable resources that entrepreneurs can tap into. SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and virtually. We offer business workshops to help small business owners improve their skills and succeed in today's changing marketplace.

Volunteering as a SCORE mentor means you are joining the largest Maine mentoring network who are all committed to helping small business owners succeed. Whether you have owned your own small business, come from a Fortune 500 company, or are a young professional we welcome your skills and talents as a SCORE volunteer.

How it works

Volunteers receive in-depth training on how to interact and coach our clients, who represent the broad spectrum of the Portland community. SCORE mentors are then matched with clients based on the mentor's experience and the client's needs. Mentors and clients can choose to meet face-to-face, online, or offer the phone to discuss the client's small business needs.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Business experience
  • Effective communication skills
  • Sincere desire to help someone succeed
  • Computer literacy
  • Completion of volunteer mentor training

Volunteer Benefits

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
  • Have a flexible schedule

Help someone write their business success story and become a SCORE volunteer today!

SCORE is a volunteer network of more than 11,000 trusted, knowledgeable mentors who help aspiring and established small business owner solve problems and improve competency as they create companies, jobs and revenue in their communities. Small business is the growth engine of our economy, and SCORE has a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs create small businesses and jobs for America.

Our local Portland Chapter is more than 80 volunteers strong, and we are an integral resource in the business community, providing free services, programs, and resources to small business owners.

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About SCORE Maine


100 Middle Street, East Tower, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME 04101, US

Mission Statement

Strengthen small businesses, local communities and America by supporting our nation's proud heritage of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities and building success.


SCORE is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing mentoring education to entrepreneurs who are starting or growing a business. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Association, and has over 350 Chapters throughout the U.S.

SCORE Maine is Maine's largest business mentoring organization, with more than 120 Certified Mentors and six chapter offices in Augusta, Bangor, Ellsworth, Auburn, Oxford Hills and Portland

SCORE impacts the community by providing mentorship, workshops, and resources to current and aspiring small business owners. Our volunteer mentors are a diverse group from a wide range of industries with years of experience in the business world.

+We meet with our clients face-to-face, online, or on the phone, to create actionable business plans.

+We provide expertise on financials: such as cash flow, achieving a healthy balance sheet, and improving the bottom line.

+We offer workshops taught by local experts on topics ranging from social media marketing to writing a business plan.

All of our services are free, and we are here "For the Life of Your Business."



We'll work with your schedule.


100 Middle St.2nd Flr.Portland, ME 04101



  • Business Analysis
  • People Skills
  • Business Development
  • Mentoring
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Professional Development


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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