Become a Volunteer

How You Can Help

The Dallas SCORE Chapter is looking for men and women with significant business experience as owner and operator of a small business or executive level experience with larger companies.

Volunteers to SCORE provide:

  • Counseling and mentoring to small companies

  • Presenting business topics at workshops and seminars

  • Coordinating special events such as trade shows, speaking engagements, etc.

  • Managing the SCORE business information center

  • Developing SCORE marketing programs

  • Helping to keep the SCORE organization running.

What SCORE expects from its volunteers

Volunteers agree to contribute at least 16 hours per month for the activities described above. Volunteers are required to sign a non-conflict of interest ethics code. The office is managed by volunteers from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Counseling is normally scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Seminars are presented in the evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and during the week are presented from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Volunteers schedule mentoring sessions with clients at mutually agreeable times and locations. Counseling and mentoring can be in support of a variety of businesses ranging from a "mom and pop" sole proprietor to clients attempting to secure funding for a high tech start up.

Proprietary SCORE training includes hands-on participation in SCORE counseling sessions, in SCORE workshops, and in SCORE office management.

Training is typically completed within 90 days of acceptance of the candidate as a provisional member.

What You Can Expect from SCORE?

SCORE members receive many rewards, including:

  • Satisfaction derived from giving back to the community using skills derived from personal experience

  • Helping small businesses that otherwise cannot afford expert level business counseling

  • Continuing education in the latest business methods from business experts and successful business owners

  • Monthly members meetings with guest speakers

  • Constant learning from co-counseling and involvement with fellow SCORE members, complimentary workshops and SCORE clients

  • Social events providing opportunities for friendship with fellow SCORE members.