Nationally Ranked SCORE Chapter Seeking Business Owner Volunteers (Mentors)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2801 Fruitville RoadSuite 280Sarasota, FL 34237

Serving Sarasota and Manatee County


Since 1965, Manasota SCORE (Chapter 116) volunteers have served Sarasota and Manatee Counties, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Palmetto, Parrish, Ellenton and surrounding communities.

Our Chapter is nationally recognized - In 2015 we placed second for the prestigious National SCORE Chapter of the Year award. In 2015, we provided greater than 6,400 services, supported 241 new business starts and contributed to 294 new jobs. Approximately 58 percent of our Clients were in-business with 53% of our Clients reporting business growth.

Our nationally ranked Chapter is seeking Volunteers to expand the diversity and capacity of our membership to meet the growing demands of our Clients and Community Partners. Chapter services include free confidential business mentoring (local & on-line), workshops and roundtables, and innovative online offerings including podcasts. Our Volunteers are involved in innovative community partnership and outreach initiatives. Our Volunteers also support Chapter operational needs (skill-based) including team participation (marketing, community outreach, member development, education and training, or IT).

Contact us if you have small-medium size business leadership/ownership expertise in these broad range of industries and functions and want to explore volunteer opportunities:

  • General Business Management and Strategic Planning

  • Retail, Sales, and Marketing

  • Financing and Accounting

  • Human Resources, Legal, Insurance and Quality

  • Technology, IT, E-Commerce, and Social Media/Search Engine Optimization

  • Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, Franchising, Government Contracting, and Manufacturing, Landscaping and Pool Services

If you are a lifelong learner with a passion to remain relevant... Manasota SCORE may be for you.. Our Volunteers achieve personal satisfaction and growth by giving their time, energy and knowledge to support their local communities.

Download and listen to this 8 minute podcast to find out what's it like to be a Manasota SCORE mentor.


  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Healthcare
  • Management
  • Retail / Sales

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible (typically 10-20 hours/month)
  • Basic Computer Skills, Problem Solving, Lifelong Learner

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