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.

Tiny acts can make a big impact: a volunteer story by Sarena Meyer

Sarena Meyer has been a voluneer for decades and received the 2019 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award. She helped create a STEM camp for girls that has endured and grown over the years. In this story, Sarena recalls a young girl from 2005 who continues to inspire her today.

Sharing AI with children in China earns award for the IBM volunteer organizers

IBM volunteer coordinators in China organized over 1,300 other IBM volunteers across the country to help children better understand AI. Thousands of students and teachers participated in the IBM AI Enlightment Season, and the coordinators received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

Virtual volunteering delivers real results during Americas Week of Impact

After a successful start in 2019, a team of IBM volunteers working together with their clients dramatically expanded the 2020 version of their week of impact—with stellar results.

In Chile, IBM volunteers use AI to give relief to an NGO that provides relief

A team of IBM volunteers developed and are supporting the cloud platform for the Cruz Rojin chatbot for the Red Cross of Chile, helping improve response times during crises. The team received the IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

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.