SCORE Volunteers Help Northwest New Jersey Businesses Thrive

Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back while connecting with Northwest New Jersey area business owners close to home. Volunteers share their knowledge and skills through one-on-one mentoring or can choose to work on other important Chapter activities and operations in a non-mentoring capacity.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with our chapter. Please contact our Volunteer Specialist to learn more and discuss the many volunteer opportunities.

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As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops, and educational resources since 1964.

We'd love to talk to you about volunteer opportunities with SCORE Northwest New Jersey. All of these roles can be performed remotely, online. Beyond 1:1 and small group mentoring, we are also in need of subject matter experts in a variety of business areas, workshop presenters, and other support roles as well.

If you are interested in helping area entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, reach out to SCORE Northwest New Jersey today!


Our volunteers are the lifeblood of SCORE.

SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Join our team of 10,000+ volunteers, and share your talents and expertise with the small business community. You can help in four different volunteer roles:

  • Mentor: offer confidential business mentoring services, either in person or online
  • Subject matter expert: provide focused knowledge based on your professional skills or industry
  • Workshop presenter: lead local workshops, seminars and events to help entrepreneurs meet their goals and achieve success
  • Chapter support role: share your skills in marketing, tech, finance, fundraising and more to help expand the outreach of SCORE

At SCORE, we celebrate our mission through values such as Volunteers Matter and Lifelong Learning. All new members are trained to fulfill their roles effectively and are expected to reaffirm their commitment to SCORE’s mentoring methodology and code of ethics annually.

Benefits of Volunteering:

SCORE volunteers enjoy a variety of personal, local and national rewards. As a SCORE Volunteer, you can:

  • Feel good knowing you helped someone achieve their goals and dreams
  • Give back to your community by helping small businesses thrive and driving economic growth
  • Become a recognized leader in your local business community
  • Make new friends and network with SCORE volunteers and business leaders in your area
  • Grow professionally and personally with SCORE's Lifelong Learning training programs

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Become a Mentor with SCORE Northwest New Jersey

A SCORE mentor is an advisor who helps individuals and small businesses reach their goals. Mentors provide free business advice and education to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners. As a mentor, you’ll help clients solve problems, make businesses more efficient, and assist with developing long-term business plans.

The ideal mentor is empathetic, flexible, and loves connecting people to the right resources. Mentors often have significant experience within their field, excellent communication skills, and the ability to dedicate a few hours a week.

Become a Subject Matter Expert with SCORE Northwest New Jersey

Subject Matter Expert

As a SCORE subject matter expert (SME), you assist clients with your specific skill-set and expertise. In this role, you will co-mentor alongside one of SCORE’s certified mentors. You will provide free business advice and education in your area of experience to clients who want to start, grow or exit their businesses.

As an SME, you’ll have access to an amazing network of SCORE volunteers and many resources for professional growth—while helping small businesses in your community. Subject matter experts should have the ability to dedicate a few hours per month.

Become a Workshop Presenter with SCORE Northwest New Jersey

Workshop Presenter

Are you interested in volunteering with SCORE but don’t think mentoring is the best role for you? Consider volunteering as a workshop presenter.

Workshop presenters share their business acumen with their local community. As a workshop presenter, you’ll create and deliver presentations in your community, and facilitate roundtable discussions.

If you have a few hours to give once a year, our SCORE Northwest New Jersey clients will benefit from your expertise.

Chapter Support roles with SCORE Northwest New Jersey

Chapter Support Roles

If you don't wish to mentor or train entrepreneurs but still want to volunteer, there are many other ways that you can help. Our SCORE Northwest New Jersey chapter depends on the talent and time of volunteers to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of small business ownership.

These volunteers are staffed on tasks based on their unique skills and are welcome to assist with leadership and support tasks, as well as work on specific projects.

Share Your Expertise

SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Please contact us to learn more and discuss the many volunteer opportunities at SCORE Northwest New Jersey.

Contact our Volunteer Specialist