Share Your Expertise

SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. They lead seminars and workshops to help small business owners meet their goals and achieve success. They help expand outreach of SCORE through marketing and alliance building in our local communities. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.


Traverse City SCORE's 40 + volunteers helped create more than 141 new businesses in Northern Michigan in 2017.


As a SCORE Volunteer You Can:

  • Provide mentoring in person or through email,
  • Lead educational workshops and seminars
  • Serve in a leadership capacity (Marketing, IT, administration, finance, fundraising, recruiting etc.)
  • Have flexibility with your volunteering time

In 2017, Traverse City SCORE  was ranked 7th in client satisfaction among the 300 + chapters across the U.S.  We currently have over 40 volunteers that helped 141 new businesses get started in 2017 and create over 180 non-owner jobs in our Northern Michigan community.   Our chapter has been ranked in the top 25 of all SCORE chapters for over 5 straight years. 

Traverse City SCORE is actively looking for additional volunteers.

Our primary need is for individuals who will mentor business clients.  We have a particular need for new volunteers with experience in digital/social media marketing and the financial aspects of small business, but anyone with business experience is welcome. The essential requirement is having a “mentor’s mindset”—being an individual who likes helping others succeed and providing encouragement.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer with our award winning chapter, please contact us at 888.796.4913.