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).
Please visit IBM Stories of Service to find summaries about the 2017 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award winners.
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.
January 2019 – SkillsBuild—Voices of IBM volunteers: Vincent Cipollone on being a diversity role model
January 2019 – SkillsBuild—Role models and rovers show kids the possibilities of STEM in Malaysia
December 2018 – SkillsBuild—Voices of IBM volunteers: Pete Gegen on starting a cyber defense club
November 2018 – SkillsBuild—Voices of IBM volunteers: Pete Gegen on starting a science club
November 2018 – With the clock ticking, IBM volunteers build websites for nonprofits
October 2018 – SkillsBuild — Voices of IBM volunteers: Pete Gegen on starting a coding club
October 2018 – SkillsBuild: Volunteer in Czech Republic uses activity kits to begin and sustain her work with students
September 2018 – IBM volunteers around the world provide essential support in disaster relief and recovery
September 2018 – SkillsBuild – Voices of IBM volunteers: Pete Gegen on starting a robotics club
August 2018 – IBM volunteer in Missouri leads school association to excellence
August 2018 – SkillsBuild – Voices of IBM volunteers: Pete Gegen on becoming a long-time volunteer for STEM
IBM volunteers: take a bow on 5 December
Share your 2018 volunteer impact on social media and celebrate International Volunteer Day.
IBMers hit the beach in Los Angeles to clean the coast
IBM volunteers joined thousands of others spread throughout California on Coastal Cleanup Day.
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.
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.