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Volunteering time and talents in our communities.

Volunteering in Communities Around the World

3Mers and alumni volunteer their time, talents and expertise to improve lives in their communities. Thousands of 3Mers participate through 3Mgives volunteer programs, mentoring students and youth, serving on nonprofit boards and helping people in need around the world.

  • 3Mgives: Recognizing the Contributions of Our People
    Recognizing the Contributions of Our People

    For more than 30 years, we have honored our people who positively impact the lives of others in extraordinary ways. The 3Mgives Volunteer Award annually honors exceptional service leaders globally.

    See our 2020 award winners

  • 3Mgives empowering our people to make a difference
    Empowering Our People to Make a Difference

    Recognizing the important role of volunteers in strengthening our communities, we encourage 3M employees and retirees to get involved. Our volunteer portal, My 3Mgives, makes it easy to find opportunities and register for the 3M Volunteer Match program. 

    • 3M employees and retirees are eligible
    • Find volunteer opportunities based on your ZIP code
    • View events on monthly calendars

    Access My 3Mgives: Login – Employee Single Sign On or Login – Outside 3M Network

Volunteer Highlights

3M Global Volunteer Day

  • 3M Volunteers Hong Kong

    For the fifth year, 3M Global Volunteer Day brought 3M employees around the world together to make all of our moments matter for collective impact internationally. For example, 3M United Kingdom volunteers completed conservation and beautification projects for local nonprofits and schools. Pictured is a team that cleared overgrown vegetation to create a pathway at Mountfields Lodge Primary School – turning an area that was previously inaccessible into an outdoor learning space for students.

Pro Bono Service

  • 3M Legal Affairs Pro Bono logo

    3M Legal Affairs strongly supports pro bono service as a unique community service opportunity for all legal professionals. By leveraging skills and experience, 3M Legal Affairs helps strengthen both the community and the justice system.

Preparing Students for Success

  • 3M Volunteers handing out packed bags
    3M Stuff for School

    For 24 years, 3M volunteers have stuffed and distributed new school supplies for Saint Paul Public School students. In 2017, hundreds of 3M volunteers gathered at Kids In Need in Roseville, Minn., to pack backpacks for more than 17,000 students at 36 schools. Every student in those schools received tools needed for a successful year.

  • girlstart participants
    Girlstart Inspires Girls in STEM

    3M Austin, Texas provides volunteers and support for Girlstart, a year-round suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls.

3M Impact

  • 3M Impact team members learn farming techniques

    At 3M, we believe in the power of our people to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Through our skills-based service program, 3M Impact, teams of employees have an opportunity to travel to a different country, where they spend two immersive weeks collaborating with a local nonprofit organization, social enterprise or government agency to contribute to a solution for a pressing social or environmental issue.

    Learn more about 3M Impact and hear about past participants’ experiences by visiting the program site: