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 volunteer in Brazil helps women and families of domestic violence

IBM volunteer Alessandra Vaz Da Silva is working with an organization in Brazil that helps women and families of domestic violence—a situation in which she has personal experience. She received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

IBM mentors in Canada, university students and NPOs join for better communities

IBM volunteers in Canada are engaging young people and then working with them to participate in projects with not-for-profit organizations to create more vibrant communities. The team received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

IBM volunteers in Japan help Y20 youth delegates share their message

Two volunteers from IBM Japan, Wakana Asano and Mitsuki Suda, used their expertise in consulting and design to contribute to the success of the 2019 Y20 Summit in Tokyo. They received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

Part 3: A volunteer’s perspective on life in a refugee camp and corporate social responsibility

Rick Reesen received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award for his work helping displaced people enhance their digital skills. In the last part of this series, Rick talks about the value of short and long-term impact—and how some impact may not be measurable.

IBM volunteers help Austin-based non-profits during a summer of service

For the third summer in a row, IBM volunteers came together to help not-for-profit organizations in the Austin, Texas area.

Part 2: A volunteer’s perspective on life in a refugee camp and corporate social responsibility

In this series of articles written months before a fire devastated the refugee camp where he volunteered, IBMer Rick Reesen talks about his experience helping displaced people enhance their digital skills. Rick received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.