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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Learn more about what IBM employees and retirees are doing in their communities and around the world.
Perspectives on volunteering—stories by IBM volunteers.
Patrice Scully, an IBM practice manager in the United States and a long-time volunteer, shares her perspective on mentoring and using IBM initiatives to help veterans, students and her community.
Little robots with a big mission are set to launch at a Detroit school
Building on a few other volunteer projects, John Arnold brought together a team of volunteers, educators and administrators to build a robotics program scheduled to launch in mid-January 2020 at a school in Detroit.
In Indonesia, an IBM volunteer brings together the strength of experts to diminish the impact of natural disasters
Indonesia is susceptible to natural disasters in the so-called ring of fire. IBM volunteer Izzat Farahidy brought together experts to assess how technology can mitigate the impact of disasters there; he received an IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.
Taking one day to make a difference, IBM volunteers around the world form a cadre to positively impact their communities
For the second year in a row, IBM early professional hires and others joined together in Make a Difference Day—a coordinated and sustained 24-hour period of volunteer service across global time zones to make a difference in their communities.
In Brazil, women in tech volunteer to show other women the path to success
The path for women to tech careers is not as direct as it could be. A team of IBM volunteers in Brazil created and led a multi-month mentoring program to help other women on the journey. The team received a 2018 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.
Mission driven—IBM volunteers help veterans identify and prepare for civilian careers
For over ten years, IBM volunteers have been on a mission with American Corporate Partners to help veterans and their spouses transition from military to civilian careers. Three IBM volunteers share their experiences working with veteran proteges.
Whether you’re just getting started volunteering, or looking for tips on working with particular types of organizations or audiences, IBM Volunteers has a range of resources to help.