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.

IBMers choose NERDs in Italy for additional grant award

Project NERD in Italy was choosen by IBMers as one of their favorite volunteer projects for 2020 winning the IBM Volunteers' Choice Award.

Being essential: 2020 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award winners

The 2020 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is awarded to 15 IBM teams and individuals around the world, honoring their community impact. NGO and school partners will receive a USD 10,000 grant as part of the award.

On Earth Day, powerful analytics run by IBM volunteers improve the odds for wildlife in Australia

IBM volunteers came together to help a conservation society use IBM technology to quickly and easily access weather data to augment and improve their conservation research.

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.