Volunteer Excellence

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

IBM Team Turkey

Volunteers in Turkey help develop the next generation of science heroes.

Raymond Chu

Raymond Chu

IBM volunteer inspires Hong Kong students in STEM and helps them fight cyberbullying.


Volunteer Stories

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.

News Stories

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SkillsBuild reaches one million students—months 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.