Alcoa Volunteers
The Alcoa Volunteers program encourages every employee to make their corner of the world a better place.  Alcoa fosters a unique corporate culture of service, where each and every employee is encouraged, supported and recognised for the active role they play in making our communities safer, stronger and more innovative places to live and work.

Alcoa Foundation
ACTION is a program that has been developed by the Alcoa Foundation to recognise the collective efforts of Alcoa employees in communities where they life and work. Alcoa rewards initiatives where teams of employees of five or more choose to volunteer their time working together on a special community project.  Each ACTION project not only receives the volunteer labour, but also a grant for US$1500 or $US3,000. 

Bravo! is also made available through the Alcoa Foundation and recognises Alcoa employees who already volunteer within community organisations. Alcoa volunteers can nominate community organisations for a Bravo! grant every year if they have devoted 50 or more personal hours to the community organisation. The community organisation nominated for the Bravo! grant receives US$250.


Business and Community Links (BacLinks) is an exciting organisation that promotes and facilitates links between the business and community sectors.  Through this exciting project Portland Aluminium and community organisations are linked across Portland and district in monthly volunteer activities through the ‘Making the Link’ program.

As part of the ‘Making the Link’ program, Portland Aluminium allows each employee, one working day per year to spend helping out on a community project. This program is designed to improve and support the Portland community and encourage a volunteering conscience within employees, through their exposure to community needs and positive outcomes of volunteering.

Monthly activities have included building a Frog Pond at Bolwarra Primary School, constructing shelving at the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, cleaning up a section of the Great South West Walk, and many other meaningful activities.

Find out about our Worldwide Month of Service

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Volunteer profile: Katrina Antony

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Volunteer profile: Ray Polaski