Become a Volunteer

Support Your Local Community

You’ve succeeded. Now you have an opportunity to share your success with small businesses in your community—and at the same time, sharpen your business skills and become a mentor—with the nation’s premier small business counseling and advice organization. SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit volunteer organization with more than 10,500 business mentors, both working and retired. Our volunteers counsel hundreds of thousands of businesses from nearly 400 counseling offices nationwide. Since 1964, we’ve helped more than 7 million small businesses live their dreams.

Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

Whether you’re providing counseling, raising funds or supporting chapter operations, you and other volunteers help hundreds of thousands of small businesses succeed each year. SCORE counselors share their real-world expertise through confidential one-to-one mentoring and team counseling, as well as low-cost workshops and seminars. SCORE counselors also provide online counseling directly from their homes or offices. You’ll be part of a team that represents every facet of the business community. Some SCORE volunteers have worked as executives of Fortune 500 companies. Others have been entrepreneurs themselves. Still other SCORE experts have valuable university, military and government experience. As a result, SCORE counselors are qualified to serve as business advisors, mentors and coaches for virtually every type of small business entrepreneur.

Lead SCORE’s Outreach

Leadership positions are available at the local, district and national level — including service as a chapter’s chair or committee chair, district director, or member of the national board of directors. You can build a stronger SCORE by using your skills to develop chapter marketing, create outreach programs or mentor new volunteers. You can also choose to share your expertise by serving as an online counselor, or by leading workshops and seminars for entrepreneurs. Volunteering Benefits You SCORE volunteer counselors enjoy a variety of personal rewards. As a SCORE volunteer, you:
  • Provide leadership in the business community
  • Gain recognition and respect as a business mentor
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to the success of others
  • Share in a great experience with other SCORE volunteers
  • Grow professionally and personally
  • Participate in lifelong learning
  • Make new friends

Join Grand Strand SCORE Today

Apply to volunteer for SCORE. We are looking for experienced business experts, professionals, owners and managers who want to help small businesses succeed and grow. Call Grand Strand SCORE today at 843.918-1079 or press the link below so you can complete a volunteer application to join the Grand Strand Chapter.