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 in India use AI to help NGO accelerate aid for victims of trafficking

Watch the video. Volunteers from IBM Research in India are helping an NGO use AI to identify counselors suited to support those recovering from the trauma of human trafficking. The volunteers received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

IBM volunteer in Vietnam helps create a much-needed ecosystem to train students in AI

Watch the video. In Vietnam, IBM volunteer Le Nhan Tam is helping address a critical shortage of skilled IT professionals by leading an initiative to train students in AI. He received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

In Israel, IBM volunteer Fady Copty mentors young people in a collaboration across cultures

Watch the video. As a mentor and volunteer in Israel, Fady Copty is helping students—particularly those with Arab backgrounds—gain experience with the high tech industry. He received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

IBM volunteers in India earn excellence award for initiative to mentor children with learning disabilities

Watch the video. An IBM volunteer team in India uses storytelling, presentations, real-life examples, IBM Activity kits and more to mentor children with disabilities. The IBM team received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

One day to celebrate volunteers and a lifetime of thanks

In a series of short videos, IBM volunteers from around the world share their passion for helping others as a way to celebrate all volunteers for International Volunteer Day.

IBM volunteers in Italy share some of their projects to celebrate International Volunteer Day

In a short video to celebrate the upcoming International Volunteer Day, 12 IBM volunteers in Italy talk about their projects as a way to acknowledge the impact being made by volunteers everywhere.