The annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is the highest form of global recognition given to IBM volunteers. For 2017, twelve teams and individuals from around the world have been honored by IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty for their contributions. The stories are an inspiration to others and can serve as models of success that other volunteers can follow.
Individual award winners will be featured on IBM Volunteers each month.
IBM Team Turkey
Volunteers in Turkey help develop the next generation of science heroes.
IBM volunteer inspires Hong Kong students in STEM and helps them fight cyberbullying.
Learn more about what IBM employees and retirees are doing in their communities around the world. Each image is accompanied by one of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal icons most closely related to the story.
July 2018 – In Ireland, a former rescue volunteer uses technology skills to help save a school from IT problems
July 2018 – IBM volunteer in Czech Republic helps charitable organization comply with new privacy legislation
June 2018 – SkillsBuild: Retiree helps students shape their future with robotics
June - SkillsBuild: Volunteer sets up camps for STEAM and adds STEM to the mix
May 2018 – IBM retiree helps patients and families manage the stress and anxiety of surgery
May 2018 – Voices of IBM volunteers: An interview with Bariş Abi and Bilgenur Öztürk—IBM Turkey volunteers at technical high school
April 2018 – In Austria, computers restored by IBM retiree give refugees a path to new skills
April 2018 – Voices of IBM volunteers: Heather Ricciuto–IBM Security and co–founder of IBMCyberDay4Girls
March 2018 – Voices of IBM volunteers: Brent Shiver–IBM software engineer; volunteer board member
March 2018 – Voices of IBM volunteers: Darlene Templeton–IBM retiree; CEO of the AMAZING Women Alliance
February 2018 – Voices of IBM volunteers: Anna Astakhishvili–IBM Performance Marketing Manager
SkillsBuild reaches one million studentsmonths ahead of schedule!
IBM volunteers overachieved, taking only six months to surpass the 2018 goal of reaching one million students as part of IBM's SkillsBuild initiative.
Leap before you lag: analytics for non-profits
Use a report from the IBM Institute for Business Value to start a dialogue with your nonprofit on using analytics to boost its mission.
7 tips to be an IBM Volunteer Excellence Award winner*
*Of course, we can't promise you'll be a winner, but these seven tips could improve your chances.
A time to honor volunteers everywhere
“Celebrating service to others and society keeps the momentum going,” writes Diane Melley, Vice President, IBM Global Citizenship Initiatives.