Alcoa’s Month of Service initiative continues

Alcoa volunteers from Pinjarra Refinery at Hall’s Cottage in Mandurah.
Alcoa volunteers from Pinjarra Refinery at Hall’s Cottage in Mandurah.

ALCOA employees are donating thousands of volunteer hours assisting more than 100 community and not-for-profit organisations across Australia as the company’s 10th worldwide Month of Service initiative continues.

Last week employees from Alcoa’s Pinjarra Refinery spent an afternoon assisting in the preservation of one of Mandurah’s most historic buildings – Hall’s Cottage.

The team carefully removed antiques from the building before treating the deck and surrounding window frames with a fresh coat of oil.

Mandurah Historical Society president Claire Cavanagh said Halls Cottage was small and cluttered.

“With renovations currently taking place, there is a lot of work involved in preserving and keeping it clean for visitors,” Ms Cavanagh said.

Other local Month of Service activities in the region this week include landscaping at Silver Chain in Mandurah and installing shelves at Greenfields Family and Community Centre.

The volunteering events is held every October and celebrates the energy of Alcoa employees who roll up their sleeves to help organisations in their local communities.