Score San Diego has 85 volunteer members who perform a variety of tasks within the organization and they also provide a variety of benefits within the community. If you have an interest in any of these areas, we would like to meet with you.
During our 50 years as a resource partner of the SBA, we were initially known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives. In recent decades, we have attracted increasing numbers of volunteers who are still in business. We are now truly there “For the Life of your Business.”
We provide free mentoring for as long as our clients desire, through face-to-face meetings, emails and by telephone, as necessary. We offer 30 different workshops on a variety of business topics, from issues that arise anywhere from the idea stage to planning, and operating the enterprise. Some of these have a fee; approximately half of them are free.
Some less well-known activities include our women’s breakfast program for networking with other business owners, our forums for established business owners to interact with their peers through the assistance of our moderators, and our prison program, in which we assist impending releases in preparing for job searches or business startup activities.
Each of these activities requires members with appropriate background and training. But as you can see, you don’t have to be experienced, or otherwise trained, in managing a small business. Our chapter offers extensive training in dealing with small business start-up, planning, organization and management if you need it. At the same time, you could concentrate on these other activities as a workshop presenter, forum moderator or prison counselor.
Volunteers could also serve us well by helping with the administration, marketing, and oversight of our chapter. We always need clerical help, help with social media entry and design, website management and fundraising. You can always sign on to learn about all facets of small-business management, but that is not a requirement.
SCORE offers you a chance to make a difference in the community, to grow as an individual and to do so among a group of like-minded volunteers. You may want to meet some of our volunteers; we have a chapter meeting on the third Thursday of every month. If you want to learn more, go to our website at sandiego.score.org.