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IBM Volunteers

IBMers have desire and talent. The IBM Volunteers program has the resources. Together, let's help the world!

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.

Established in2003
IBMers involved321,000 since inception
Hours contributed21.8M
Local volunteer grants given$65+M

Volunteer Stories

Learn more about what IBM employees and retirees are doing in their communities and around the world.

November 2019

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.

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October 2019

Excellence award: IBM volunteers in Japan help cancer patients tell their stories—providing strength in the shared experience

Thousands of people in Japan have heard the collected stories of cancer patients with help from IBM volunteers and a local NGO—providing strength in the shared experience. The IBM team received a 2018 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

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October 2019

Excellence award: Taking Watson to class is a success for students and IBM volunteers in Spain

IBM volunteers lead "Watson goes to class" to introduce AI to students in schools in Madrid—making the topic part of educational requirements in Spain for the first time. The IBM volunteer team received a 2018 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

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October 2019

IBM STEM camp for girls in Texas celebrates 17 years of tech activities and fun

Hammering a nail with a banana is one example of how girls at the IBM GIGAWOT camp in Texas are introduced to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The camp has been a fixture for girls and IBM volunteers in the Dallas area for 17 years.

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October 2019

One team: IBM volunteers and their business clients come together in a Week of Impact to serve their communities

Volunteers on IBM’s communications sector services team partnered with their business clients in eight cities to deliver service projects during their Week of Impact initiative in mid-September.

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September 2019

IBM marketers in India provide expertise and activities for disadvantaged children

Working both behind the scenes and in the field, over 50 volunteers from the IBM Marketing Services Center in Bangalore, India, are helping a local NGO provide care for disadvantaged children.

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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.