Alcoa celebrated the 2021 International Volunteer Day earlier this month by congratulating its 1000 employees providing support across the Perth, Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West regions. Alcoa Wagerup Alumina Refinery manager Adam Gilbert commended employees involved in volunteering efforts this year. Mr Gilbert said volunteers played an important role in keeping communities strong and connected. Among the projects Alcoa staff helped out with was installing a fence at St Joseph’s Primary School. “Alcoa is proud to be a supportive partner in our local communities and it is great to see we can make a real difference through events like those at St Joseph’s Primary School,” Mr Gilbert said. Willowdale mine manager Tim Raggatt said helping build a sustainable future for local community groups and the environment was just one way Alcoa was taking action for a better future. The company said employees from Alcoa’s Western Australian operations provided more than 4000 volunteering hours this year to help more than 100 community groups and charities. The theme for 2021 was “Volunteer now for our common future”, and focused on inspiring people to take action now for a better future for people and the planet.