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 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.
Learn more about what IBM employees and retirees are doing in their communities around the world.
IBM volunteers turn up the heat in freezing Texas community
In February, the worst winter weather in decades caused dangerous conditions for many parts of Texas. A team of IBM volunteers created a vital asset to connect people looking for and giving aid—and the IBMers only had a few hours to do it.
Artificially natural: revitalizing a waterway in Florida with human-made reefs
IBM volunteer and retiree Jean Cannon, along with her colleagues and neighbors in Siesta Key, Florida, are using artificial reefs to help restore and revitalize the aquatic ecosystem surrounding their community.
Volunteer perspectives: An MLK Day event with Boys & Girls Clubs of Dallas
Fang Wang has been a volunteer for nearly a decade—helping kids appreciate STEM through robotics. For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, she coordinated a team of IBM volunteers to mentor students during an hour of code.