Alcoa volunteers continue to pitch in for Peel region community groups

Alcoa employees Caitlin Bayliss, Kristian Gustafsson and Stacy Hogan volunteering for Safe Woman Safe Family Pinjarra. Photo: Supplied.

Alcoa employees Caitlin Bayliss, Kristian Gustafsson and Stacy Hogan volunteering for Safe Woman Safe Family Pinjarra. Photo: Supplied.

The Alcoa volunteers program lent a hand to around 40 non-profit organisations across the Shire of Murray and City of Mandurah in 2019.

As part of the program, about 350 Pinjarra Alumina Refinery employees volunteered around 1400 hours in the local health care, emergency services, education and recreation sectors.

Organisations that benefited ranged from Homestead for Youth and Pat Thomas House to Fishability Mandurah and K9 Rescue.

The efforts of Alcoa's Pinjarra refinery employees helped bolster the broader 2019 Alcoa Volunteer program in the South West of Western Australia, where the company's bauxite mines and alumina refineries are located.

During 2019, about 1100 Alcoa employees volunteered for more 4200 hours to assist around 120 charities and community organisations stretching from the Kwinana area in the north to Greater Bunbury in the south.

Through Alcoa's ACTION program nearly $200,000 was also donated to charities and community organisations in recognition of the volunteer efforts.

Alcoa's Pinjarra refinery manager Mark Hodgson said that in the challenging economic climate, Alcoa's volunteering program was more essential than ever.

"Recently we've seen a drop in resources for a lot of our local community organisations who are mostly volunteer based," Mr Hodgson said.

"Fortunately, our employees have stepped up to help them out during this challenging time."

If you would like to know more about Alcoa's volunteering program, contact community relations officer Stephanie Gardner on 9531 6240.