IBM Volunteers

Our initiative

IBMers have a rich history of volunteering. The company’s culture of giving continues to attract and inspire employees dedicated to improving the lives of others. As IBM reinvents itself in the era of AI and cloud, we continue to broaden the ways we use technology to drive social impact. For volunteering, that means cross-enterprise coordination of campaigns, individual service, and opportunities for donating money. Whether you’re a recent arrival or a longstanding member of the IBM community, we have the resources you need to make a lasting impact.

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Once an IBMer, always an IBMer. Your tenure may be over, but your commitment to making a difference in the communities where you live and worked continues. makes it easier than ever to help to make a positive social impact in communities around the world.

News & Stories

Learn more about what IBM employees and retirees are doing in their communities and around the world.

IBM volunteers turn up the heat in freezing Texas community

In February, the worst winter weather in decades caused dangerous conditions for many parts of Texas. A team of IBM volunteers created a vital asset to connect people looking for and giving aid—and the IBMers only had a few hours to do it.

Artificially natural: revitalizing a waterway in Florida with human-made reefs

IBM volunteer and retiree Jean Cannon, along with her colleagues and neighbors in Siesta Key, Florida, are using artificial reefs to help restore and revitalize the aquatic ecosystem surrounding their community.

Volunteer perspectives: An MLK Day event with Boys & Girls Clubs of Dallas

Fang Wang has been a volunteer for nearly a decade—helping kids appreciate STEM through robotics. For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, she coordinated a team of IBM volunteers to mentor students during an hour of code.

IBM volunteers across Spain take on sustainable mobility

For one month last year, 60 IBM volunteers from across IBM Spain used sustainable transportation and registered all of the trips they took by bike, walking, running and electric scooters using a simple mobile app.

IBM volunteers in India use AI to help NGO accelerate aid for victims of trafficking

Watch the video. Volunteers from IBM Research in India are helping an NGO use AI to identify counselors suited to support those recovering from the trauma of human trafficking. The volunteers received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

IBM volunteer in Vietnam helps create a much-needed ecosystem to train students in AI

Watch the video. In Vietnam, IBM volunteer Le Nhan Tam is helping address a critical shortage of skilled IT professionals by leading an initiative to train students in AI. He received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.