partnering stronger communities
 
Giving time to green the future
 
Volunteers are usually the unsung heroes of society but in May each and every one of them was celebrated during National Volunteering Week.
 
Australian volunteers are deemed essential to society, and many charities and non-profit organisations would struggle to survive without their support.
 
For nearly 50 years Alcoa employees have also given their time freely to improve the environment in which they live and build stronger communities.
 
Alcoa has some of the highest employee volunteering participation rates in Australia and employs best practice with its corporate volunteering program.
 
“For Alcoa to thrive, the communities where it operates must also thrive,” said National Partnerships Manager Sarah Fordham.
 
“At Alcoa we have a responsibility to help build and strengthen our communities, and get thousands of our people out and about, getting their hands dirty, to make a difference,” she said.
 
In 2011 more than 40 per cent of Alcoa employees volunteered more than 90,000 hours of their time through Alcoa’s Green Works and Month of Service programs – that’s equivalent to 43 people working full-time for a year.
 
More than $300,000 was also donated to community organisations through Alcoa’s volunteering grants programs Bravo! and ACTION.
 
In recognition of Alcoa’s commitment the company was a finalist in the Volunteering WA Corporate Volunteer of the Year Awards announced during National Volunteer Week this year.
 
The awards pay tribute to individuals and organisations that engage in volunteering to help others.
 
Alcoa is also a founding member of the Corporate Volunteering Council of Australia. This October the Council will run the inaugural 'Give 1' corporate volunteering call-to-action campaign.  Alcoa will stage its Month of Service employee volunteering events during this time in support of this fantastic initiative.
 
Find out more about 'Give' 1 via Facebook or watch the You Tube promotion.
 

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Praise for volunteers in a National Volunteer Week publication



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The inaugural Give 1 corporate volunteering call-to-action campaign runs this October