World Community Grid

Support humanitarian research by donating your computer or phone’s surplus power

Activity Kit


  • Older secondary school students, college students and adults with a computer and internet connection
  • Organizations can also participate

What’s the goal of this kit?

  • World Community Grid brings together volunteers from around the globe to share the load, harnessing unused computing power from their devices.

Why is this topic important?

  • It’s an easy and free way to contribute to humanitarian causes and provide scientists with critical information to accelerate their research.

What do I need to know about this activity?

If you own a computer or Android device, and are interested in teaching others the simple steps required to join World Community Grid and sign up their devices, then you are perfect for this activity. You don’t need experience, just enthusiasm. This activity is also for you if you…

  • Enjoy helping others learn something new.
  • Want to advance scientific research on a variety of humanitarian issues
  • Time required: Just a few minutes to register on World Community Grid and install the software, and about an hour to encourage an organization or friends and family to join
  • IBMers can apply volunteering hours to their THINK40 total.

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Languages available:

  • English

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