Alcoa employees will help celebrate International Volunteer Day on Wednesday

Alcoa employees volunteering at the Peel Community Kitchen.
Alcoa employees volunteering at the Peel Community Kitchen.

VOLUNTEERING is part of the Alcoa culture and this Wednesday December 5, Alcoa employees will join with thousands of other community-minded people in celebration of International Volunteer Day.

Alcoa values volunteering and encourages employee volunteering throughout the year.

So far in 2018, Alcoa’s Australian employees have volunteered for more than 2500 hours to help at about 100 different events or activities ranging from busy bees at local charities through to community events.

Many of the activities formed part of the Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) program which further supported the organisations with a $3000 grant.

Alcoa has donated about $150,000 to these community organisations during this year.

Alcoa strives to build employee engagement and volunteering into its Community Partnerships, ranging from rolling up sleeves for planting sessions with environmental groups to mentoring local high students to reach their academic potential.

Alcoa of Australia chairman and managing director Michael Parker said Alcoa was proud to be an engaged and supportive partner in neighbouring communities.