Volunteer Excellence


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Nominations are open for the 2018 IBM Volunteer Excellence Awards (to be awarded in 2019). You can nominate yourself, another IBMer or an IBM team for IBM's highest global volunteer recognition given to IBMers.

The Volunteer Excellence Award program annually recognizes individual and team volunteers who best exemplify the IBM values of dedication, innovation and trust in their volunteer work. Yet the type of impact IBMers make in their communities is wide and varied—nominations are welcomed for activities of all scope and size (IBM retirees may nominate IBM employees).

A nomination starts by answering just three questions. Submit yours today. You can also read about some tips to help support your nomination.

Please visit IBM Stories of Service to find summaries about the 2017 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award winners.


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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IBM volunteers: take a bow on 5 December

Share your 2018 volunteer impact on social media and celebrate International Volunteer Day.

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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.