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Worldwide Month of Service

Every October is Month of Service

Alcoa employees across the world proudly do their bit each October to make a difference in the communities where they work, rest and play.

In 2015, Alcoa’s Australian employees donated more than 10,000 volunteer hours to community projects and non-profit organisations during the tenth annual Month of Service.
Month of Service is a time when Alcoa encourages employee volunteerism and celebrates the hundreds of employees who volunteer all year round.

During Month of Service 2015, more than 2000, Alcoa of Australia employees participated in a wide range of activities including: building bird enclosures for Mandurah Wildlife Rescue, removing toxic weeds from the surrounding native bush of North Dandalup Primary School, giving the walls of Silver Chain Respite Cottage in Rockingham a fresh coat of paint, helping St Vincent de Paul Society employees get the Pinjarra Vinnies Shop ready for Christmas, joining forces with Soroptimist International to create quilts for local foster kids and baby blankets for Balinese hospitals, installing a bike path at Orelia Primary School and building wooden pews for Rockingham Theatre.
The spirit of volunteering is embraced by Alcoa employees, from President Alcoa Refining and Australia Region, Alcoa Inc Michael Parker and his lead team to site operators and administration employees.

Michael was among thousands of Alcoa employees who rolled up their sleeves at 100-plus projects across Australia.

“Month of Service is a great time of year to be an Alcoa employee. Everyone joins together and contributes their time and expertise to support their local community,” Michael said.

“Collaborating for the benefit of the community is core to our values and the spirit of volunteering is a strong element of our culture. We believe for our business to thrive, so must the communities where we operate and Month of Service offers our employees the opportunity to actively, and in a fun way, make a difference where they live and work.”
Alcoa’s Michael Parker believes volunteering is in the company’s DNA and there is a mutual responsibility for both the business and local communities to remain healthy and thriving.
While Month of Service is the Company’s volunteering centrepiece, Alcoa employees are heavily involved in their communities all year round. Throughout the year, the company matches employees’ volunteer time with financial grants to their chosen not-for-profit organisations through its ACTION and Bravo! programs.

Each year Alcoa employees in Australia volunteer more than 90,000 hours

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US$10,000 Make a Difference Challenge grant

Mandurah Wildlife Rescue has received a US$10,000 Make a Difference Challenge grant from Alcoa as part of the company’s Month of Service celebrations.
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Spirit of Volunteering Photo Contest

Employees were invited to share a photo of how they are making a difference in their community.
Alcoa Foundation will award five winners with a US$5000 GlobalGiving Give Card to give to an eligible charity.
Winners will be announced on December 4, 2015.
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Alcoa Foundation

Read more about the Alcoa Foundation
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