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. IBM.org 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.


Volunteer perspectives—stories by IBM volunteers

As an active volunteer in Bangalore, India, Prabodh Gupta has participated in a day of compassion for nine years in a row. He shares his story about some of this year’s activities and thoughts on being a volunteer.


Volunteer perspectives: Co-creating the IBM social impact journey

IBM volunteers and stakeholders co-created IBM.org and its volunteer portal. Read some of the input that shaped the digital transformation of IBM’s corporate social responsibility online presence and the social impact journey available for IBMers.


5 ways to volunteer from home

It’s possible to engage in impactful volunteering from your home. We summarize a few volunteer opportunities, projects and tools to support your interest in helping others when leaving the home is discouraged.


Perspectives on volunteering—stories by IBM volunteers.

Since 2018, Jeanette Crawford, an IBM infrastructure project manager in the UK, has been the lead volunteer coordinator for Time to Talk events across IBM UK, which promote conversations about mental health and bring people together.


When told to get out, residents in Minnesota get help from IBM volunteers

In Rochester, Minnesota, the scary and threatening arrival of an eviction notice is now being eased by IBM volunteers working with local legal aid organizations to help people stay in housing and avoid homelessness.


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.