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
Volunteers in China help senior citizens embrace technology
IBM Team Taiwan
In Taiwan, volunteers help students discover STEM
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.
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
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
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.
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.