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SCORE Manasota Volunteer of the Year 2021

Published October 25, 2021

30 Seconds with Jon

Learn More about Jon Stuart and Volunteering with SCORE


How long have you mentored for Manasota SCORE?

Jon - I joined SCORE and became a Mentor in Sept. 2005.

What is the most satisfying element of mentoring for SCORE?

Jon - Helping clients thru the journey to start and grow businesses and non-profit organizations. It is also fun to see the many ideas that clients bring to the table. It is a continuing learning environment.

What words of wisdom do you have for someone who is considering to become a SCORE mentor?

Jon - It is a rewarding experience working with so many interesting and engaging folks that you are able  to meet as a SCORE Mentor both other Mentors and Clients. It certainly can be challenging but to know you had a part in client success is very fulfilling.

You Too Can Make A Difference Like Jon.


Local small business owners need your help now more than ever.

SCORE Manasota depends on our volunteers to fulfill our mission. We are looking for volunteers with backgrounds and experiences as diverse as the small business owners we serve. If you're interested and able to give back, we would love to have you! Learn about the benefits of volunteering.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a way for you to give back, network with business experts, and share your knowledge.

SCORE offers many types of volunteering opportunities. Choose the opportunity that best suits your expertise, interests and availability:

  • Mentor: Use your industry-based knowledge and expertise to help business owners who are looking for guidance
  • Subject Matter Expert: Collaborate with experienced mentors to offer advice in your specific area of expertise
  • Workshop Presenter: Educate through giving presentations on specific small business topics
  • Chapter Support: Assist with marketing, finance, scheduling and other key support tasks

Ready to expand your network, and help make others dreams come true? Get started by submitting a SCORE volunteer application.


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