IBMers have a long tradition of volunteering their time, skills and expertise with schools and community organizations worldwide. Inspiring accounts of their dedication and accomplishments are described in these stories of service.

Most recent stories are listed first.

2018 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award winners announced

IBM awards its highest form of volunteer recognition—the Volunteer Excellence Award—to 15 IBM teams and individuals around the world, honoring their community impact. NGO and school partners will receive a USD 10,000 grant as part of the award.

SkillsBuild—Voices of IBM volunteers: Moira Casey, software engineer

Despite being near a hotbed of technical innovation, some students in Silicon Valley are not learning about the latest in technology. IBM volunteer Moira Casey and other IBM volunteers are helping close that gap.

IBM volunteers use AI in India to help girls recover from the trauma of human trafficking

Human trafficking impacts a person’s mind as well as body. A team of IBM researchers is using AI to accelerate the delivery of mental health services in India for girls recovering from the trauma of trafficking.

In Canada, IBM volunteers help high school students on their six-year journey to a tech degree.

Inspired by the need for practical knowledge and experience in technology and science, IBM volunteers in Canada are helping students at SNP Academy in Ontario acquire new collar skills for the new job market

SkillsBuild—Voices of IBM volunteers: Vincent Cipollone on being a diversity role model

Part fourteen in a series. Last June, Vincent Cipollone volunteered to become a diversity role model facilitator for primary school children in London. The experience was “clear inspiration to do more.”

SkillsBuild—Voices of IBM volunteers: In Malaysia, role models and a rover activity show kids the possibilities of STEM

Part fifteen in a series. IBM Volunteers spoke to Anita Devasahayam to learn about her experience leading a STEM activity for underprivileged children in a tough neighborhood in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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