IBM Volunteer Stories

IBM Volunteer Stories

Inspiring accounts of IBMers’ dedication and accomplishments are described in these stories of service.

IBM Volunteer Excellence Award stories

The IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is the highest form of global recognition given to IBM volunteers. Each year, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna honors selected IBM teams and individuals from around the world for their volunteer service. The award-winning volunteers are an inspiration and their stories can serve as models of success for other volunteers to follow.

IBM employees join volunteer initiative to help close AI skills gap in Vietnam

To help close the gap between the market demand for AI professionals and the number of trained people with the skills to fill the jobs, a team of IBM employees logged more than 500 volunteer hours developing and presenting training programs to teachers in Vietnam.

IBM volunteers partnered with Cisco to help schools in Italy transition to distance learning during pandemic

To help teachers and students adjust to a new virtual style of education during the pandemic, IBM volunteers in Italy offered free support to teachers and students on the use of Cisco's Webex Meetings software.

IBM volunteers in Brazil work with NGOs to help raise awareness of the impact of technology on society

To better equip today's youth to enter the workforce, IBM volunteers in Brazil worked with nongovernmental organizations to educate students on the impact of technology in society.

IBM employees acknowledged for volunteer work with Austin-based nonprofits during 2020 Summer of Service

During the 2020 Summer of Service, IBM volunteers worked with nonprofits in Austin, Texas to help them maximize their impact on the community amidst a global pandemic.

IBM volunteers in India create webcast series to help students earn academic credits during pandemic

When schools in India were forced to switch to online classes during the pandemic, a team of dedicated IBM volunteers developed a series of informative webcasts to help students continue to earn academic credits.

IBM employees in Japan create successful P-TECH pilot program for Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education

IBM volunteers in Japan worked with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to show how the P-TECH learning model can succeed in the country's education system.

Volunteer Stories

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

What is your volunteer story?

We truly appreciate hearing of the many ways that volunteers contribute their time and resources to help others. More importantly, we are proud of the role IBMers play in helping their communities, worldwide!