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.
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.
The 3Mgives Volunteer Match donates to organizations where 3Mers and alumni volunteer their time. Since 2000, 3Mgives has provided more than $7.1 million on behalf of over 31,000 volunteers to nearly 4,000 organizations in every state.
3M Global Volunteer Day
For the fourth 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 Hong Kong volunteers worked alongside vocational rehabilitation service center participants to make handicrafts to raise funds for the organization.
3M Legal Affairs strongly supports pro bono service as a unique community service opportunity for legal professionals. By leveraging skills and experience, 3M Legal Affairs helps strengthen both the community and the justice system.
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.
3M Austin, Texas provides volunteers and support for Girlstart, a year-round suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls.