Alcoa volunteers make a big difference

Alcoa employees volunteering at Mandurah City Football Club include Kaiden Dixon, Tom Duxbury, Colin Chandler, Jamie Martley, Greg Mullins, Dan Mcevatt, Ray Smith, Bailey Mullins and Mark Russell.
Alcoa employees volunteering at Mandurah City Football Club include Kaiden Dixon, Tom Duxbury, Colin Chandler, Jamie Martley, Greg Mullins, Dan Mcevatt, Ray Smith, Bailey Mullins and Mark Russell.

ALCOA employees are making a big difference in the community, thanks to the Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) program.

The program is this year supporting 48 employees volunteering activities in communities close to the company’s operations.

Most will occur in the Peel, South West and Kwinana areas, where Alcoa’s bauxite, mining and alumina refineries are located.

Almost 400 Alcoa employees will be involved, volunteering for at least 1500 hours.

In recognition of its employees’ volunteering efforts, Alcoa will donate $144,000 to associated community organisations in these communities.

The activities range from school busy bees, sporting clubs and local charities to helping with community events and fundraising for not-for-profit services.

Chairman and managing director Michael Parker said Alcoa was proud to be an engaged and supportive partner in the community and employees were encouraged and supported to be active community members.

Alcoa employees also support the community through the Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help (PEACH) program who make donations straight from their pay, distributed to community and charitable activities.