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 Japan

IBM Team Japan

Volunteers at science museum in Japan help students TryScience.

IBM Team Argentina

IBM Team Argentina

Volunteers go mobile to help people visualize their impact on the environment.


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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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.

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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.