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Pay it Forward: Join Us as a Non-Profit Mentor

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With over 6,000 nonprofit organizations in Maine, SCORE is seeking volunteer nonprofit mentors to help aspiring entrepreneurs with the challenge of starting or growing a nonprofit.

Mainers are known for their community spirit and help-thy-neighbor attitude. We show social consciousness, concern for the environment, commitment to saving historical sights, duty to advocate individual rights, and an urgency to do this all as a personal vocation for a cause. This commitment can lead to a desire to start a nonprofit organization. But is it the right choice?

Starting a nonprofit requires more than passion or devotion. One needs an understanding of financial management, knowledge of legal requirements, managerial skills, community relations, familiarity with issues in the field, friends and supporters, and, more than anything, time, energy, and endless patience.

SCORE Maine seeks experienced nonprofit mentors to help meet the questions and challenges that come from starting a nonprofit.

We know your time is valuable, and you have a variety of skills to share. That’s why we offer total flexibility when it comes to volunteering. Share your nonprofit knowledge as a mentor and work with clients.

Take advantage of easy onboarding.

When you’re ready to start, we’ll give you the tools you need. Between our orientation and mentoring certification program, you’ll learn about SCORE’s mission and services, plus get tips on what makes a good nonprofit volunteer.

There’s no way to quantify how good it feels to help others. Sharing nonprofit knowledge you’ve accrued over the years gives you an extra boost of pride and purpose. And you’ll feel even better knowing you helped someone achieve success.

Share your expertise. Reach out to SCORE Maine and apply today:

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that helps aspiring and existing entrepreneurs succeed.

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About SCORE Southern Maine


22 Rear Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, US

Mission Statement

SCORE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. Our mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.


SCORE Portland Maine, conveniently located in downtown Portland, offers free, confidential small business mentorship and workshops. We have helped hundreds of small business owners in Southern Maine start or grow their business.‚Äč

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We have over 300 SCORE offices across the country and 10,000 volunteers offering free business mentoring and low- or no-cost workshops.

For over 50 years, SCORE's thousands of working and retired business professionals have volunteered to support the success of small business nationwide. SCORE business mentoring is free and confidential.

We provide:

  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
  • Volunteer mentors who share their expertise across industries
  • Free business tools, templates and tips online
  • Inexpensive or free business workshops (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)


Board Development
Education & Literacy
Board Development, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


22 Rear Free StreetPortland, ME 04101


  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours a month
  • Complete onboarding and training

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