Become a Business Mentor! - SCORE Ellsworth

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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. As a SCORE volunteer, not only do you use your knowledge and experience to help others succeed, you also support the community in a meaningful way.

How it works

Volunteers receive in-depth mentorship training on how to interact and coach our clients, who represent communities across the Down East area. 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

When you become a SCORE volunteer, sharing your time and talent can present valuable opportunities for professional development:

  • Learn new skills
  • Hone existing skills
  • Expand your knowledge of small business resources
  • Network in the business community
  • Leverage your professional talents
  • Pay it forward

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.

SCORE Ellsworth is 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.


PO Box 1507Ellsworth, ME 04605



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


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18

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