Volunteerism


Still Making a Difference


Once an IBMer, always an IBMer. Your tenure may be over, but your commitment to making a difference in the communities where you live and worked continues. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, IBM is not recommending in person volunteer opportunities. The health and safety of IBMers continues to be our top priority.

You can still make a difference! We invite you to join World Community Grid, an award-winning IBM Corporate Social Responsibility initiative which enables anyone with a computer or Android device to donate their unused computing power to advance cutting-edge scientific research on topics related to health or sustainability.

Through the contributions of more than 790,000 individuals and 450 organizations, World Community Grid has supported 31 research projects to date. On our latest project, Open Pandemics - COVID-19, scientists at Scripps Research are simulating laboratory experiments to look for possible treatments for COVID-19 - but to be successful, they need massive computing power from volunteers like you. To start supporting scientific research, simply join World Community Grid by creating an account, selecting the research projects you want to support, and installing our software on your device. It's free -- and in just a few minutes, your device can be supporting critical areas of research!

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