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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News & Stories

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

IBM volunteers partner with Argentine Astronomy Association to support STEM education during solar eclipse

IBM volunteers in Argentina worked with multiple astronomy associations to promote STEM education during the solar eclipse of December 2020.

IBM volunteers join SUNY initiative to provide much-needed PPE to healthcare workers in New York

IBM volunteers across 4 different states collaborated with SUNY New Paltz to manufacture thousands of additional face shields for healthcare workers in New York during the pandemic.

AI Enlightenment Season returns and benefits more students—IBM volunteers win awards

In China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, one of IBM's largest continuous volunteer-led initiatives earned its second IBM Volunteer Excellence Award and was voted a top volunteer project for the year by IBMers.

Project for visually impaired in India voted a top volunteer initiative by IBMers

Lending their voices for a cause, an IBM volunteer team in India created audiobooks for visually-challenged learners and was voted a top project for 2020.

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.