Want to help dreams come true? Become a SCORE Volunteer (Business Mentor)


Cause Areas


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


2801 Fruitville RoadSuite 280Sarasota, FL 34237

Serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties


Since 1965, Manasota SCORE has served Sarasota and Manatee Counties, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Parrish, Ellenton, Palmetto and surrounding communities.

We need to expand the diversity and capacity of local volunteers with business leadership/entrepreneur expertise who want to help small businesses start and grow. 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 audio file to find out what's it like to be a Manasota SCORE mentor.


Skill-based volunteer roles may include:

  • Business mentors for a wide range of industries and functions including government contracting

  • Workshop instructors

  • CEO Roundtable/MeetUp discussion facilitators

  • Innovative digital marketing solutions and on-line resources creation- podcasts, Utube videos, webinars, tools and templates

  • Community organization outreach

  • Development of innovative collaborations and programs with community organizations

  • Support Chapter operational needs (skill-based) - internal committee participation (marketing, community outreach, member development, education and training, or IT)


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible (Typically 10-20 hours/month year-round)
  • Basic computer and social media skills, soft skills

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