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ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with ACE on an ongoing basis? Then please take a moment to complete our volunteer application. The application enables us to collect information about your skills and interests so that we are better able the match you with our volunteer needs leading to a more fulfilling experience for all. We’ll send you notices about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities that might be a good fit. Please complete the application today!

VOLUNTEER (long term):

Become an Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Guru

1Dates and Times:
Wednesdays, September 30 through November 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No class on 10/28)
Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington

Modeled after the successful master gardeners training program, the award-winning Energy Masters program trains corps of volunteers in energy efficiency and water conservation techniques and in community education and outreach. Once trained, volunteers contribute 40 hours of community service over the course of a year, at which point they become certified.  Apply by August 30th for a $5 discount on the registration fee. Learn more about our pathways for community and student (high school and college) volunteers.

Apply today!


ACE at George Mason Student Welcome Fair

ACE Volunteers Date and Time: Thursday, September 3, 5:45 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: George Mason University, Founders Hall (125 and 126), 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington

Student and faculty … join ACE at the George Mason University Arlington Campus Welcome Fair, where we will share information about ACE, the Energy Masters training program and other volunteer opportunities. The event will feature “Restaurant Row,” where local restaurants will offer **free** food samples.


 Recycling Task Force

recyclingDate and Time: Wednesday, September 9, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Room 103, Arlington

Interested in joining the recycling task force and contributing to community projects to improve recycling? This effort is part of a new initiative to support recycling at special events in Arlington in partnership with the Arlington County Solid Waste Bureau.

Email us to RSVP or learn more.

Members of the Recycling Task Force can download the Special Events Recycling form here.


ACE EcoPop Party Posse Planning Meeting

pottery.1Date and Time: Thursday, September 10  – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pure Media Signs, 768 23rd Street S, Arlington
Join a new ACE committee to help us plan our November EcoPop event, a pop up celebrating recycled and environmentally themed art. We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in contributing to this event to help with:
  • engaging artists
  • marketing the event
  • organizing food and entertainment
  • mapping and managing event logistics

Here’s an article with background on pop-up events.  If you want to help but can’t come on 9/10, please use the RSVP form to let us know. Please share information with others who might be interested.



2015 Four Mile Run Cleanup

Four Mile Run CleanupDate and Time: Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington

Join us for the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways being held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup and Clean Virginia Waterways Day. Groups, families, students, and individuals are welcome to join us!

Volunteers of all ages can help to remove trash and debris from Barcroft Park and along the stream and do a trash tally of items collected. This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals, groups, troops and others.

Sign up today!



ACE at Clarendon Day

ACE 2014 (408 of 554)Dates and Times: Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wilson and Clarendon Blvds. between Washington Blvd. and Highland Street, Arlington

Join us in the Resilient Arlington section of Clarendon Day where we will promote energy saving techniques and the solar co-op. Energy Masters will be on-hand to demonstrate how you can improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home.



DSC_01372015 Parks and Natural Resources County Board Candidates Forum

Sponsored by Arlington Parks Coalition, ACE, and TreeStewards

Wednesday, October 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Arlington Trade Center, Conference Room, 2700 S. Taylor Street
The goal of this forum will be to expand a conversation about parks, recreation amenities, and natural resources in Arlington. It is expected that the conversation will touch on issues including:
  • Future provision and expansion of parks, recreation and -community center services for a growing Arlington
  • Stormwater management and watershed protection
  • Air and water quality
  • Natural amenities and spaces, including tree canopy, and perspectives on planning for them
  • Expansion of public services such as schools, public safety services, housing affordability, and economic development, and your vision for how they relate to open space and natural resource protection.



adopt-a-streetPlease also consider getting involved with the Adopt-a-Street program through which you can help to keep your community clean by supporting litter control on a section of an Arlington Street. Learn more about how you can Adopt-a-Street through Arlington County.