TO coincide with the official month of volunteering, Alcoa plans to donate 10,000 employee work hours to charity organisations as part of its seventh annual Month of Service program.
The Month of Service program encourages Alcoa’s employees to take part in local community programs and not-for-profit organisations of their choosing.
This year the program is expected to involve about half of Alcoa’s 4,000 WA-based employees in more than 100 community programs.
Last week, Alcoa Australia managing director Alan Cransberg and a group of employees went to Osborne Park seniors home, James Brown House, to help improve gardens at the property. “Volunteering and community engagement are an essential part of how we do business, we encourage all our people to get involved each October, Mr Cransberg said.
“The majority of employees live and work in regional communities where volunteers are a critical resource for non-profit organisations and the community at large.”
Alcoa has pledged its 10,000 hours of service to the Corporate Volunteer Council’s newly launched Give 1 campaign. Alcoa is a member of the council, which aims to raise 1 million corporate volunteer hours by October next year.
Alcoa’s pledge currently accounts for about a third of the total corporate volunteering hours raised by the campaign.