3M Ames and 3M employees are strong leaders and respected members in the communities where we live and work. 3M Ames strongly supports and encourages our employees and retirees to volunteer their time and talent. Our employees, on their own time, serve in areas of social service by volunteering on local fire departments as firefighters and EMTs, through area hospice agencies caring for ailing members of our community, as leaders in Boys and Girls Club and Boy and Girl Scouts.
Our employees also donate their time and support as volunteer educators, coaches for community supported sports and recreation activities as well as contributing financial support to our community United Way.
3M Ames provides support for local schools and non-profit agencies through leadership grants, mentoring, academic excellence, and Keys Institute grants. We arrange gift-in-kind donations through our employees and help fund local activities like After Prom, Iowa Games, Lighten Up Iowa, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and many more.