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 China

IBM Team China

Volunteers in China help senior citizens embrace technology

IBM Team Taiwan

IBM Team Taiwan

In Taiwan, volunteers help students discover STEM


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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IBMers hit the beach in Los Angeles to clean the coast

IBM volunteers joined thousands of others spread throughout California on Coastal Cleanup Day.

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Earn an IBM Community Grant before it's too late

IBMers and retirees have until October 31 to apply for an IBM Community Grant up to USD 2000.

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For new IBMers, it takes only one day to make a difference

In June, over 200 IBM volunteers around the world launched SkillsBuild: Make a Difference Day.

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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.