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!


EVENT:

School Volunteering Training

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Day/Date:  Tuesday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206

Energy is one of the foremost issues being addressed here in Arlington, across the country, and around the world. ACE is engaging our community in an effort to make our homes more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are looking for volunteers who are available during the school day and after school to deliver fun and engaging programs in classrooms throughout Arlington. Get involved:

 


EVENT:

Home Energy Workshop

Arlington Energy Master at WorkDate and Time: Sunday, September 28, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Universalist Unitarian Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington

Presented by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, and Interfaith Power and Light,  this workshop will cover the importance of energy efficiency and tips for saving energy in the home with reflection on the responsibility as people of faith to consider the impact of our electricity use. Participants will learn how to evaluate different segments of the home including heating/cooling, insulation, lighting, appliances, windows and more.

Participants are encouraged to complete the Energy Start (R)  Yardstick tool to assess your home’s energy efficiency and see how it compares to others. Bring the results with you to the event for feedback and suggestions on what do to with the information. Learn more about the Yardstick and complete yours online!

A potluck dinner and social hour will be held prior to the event. If interested, please bring a dish and arrive at 6:00 p.m.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Become an Arlington Energy Master

DSC_0009Date and Time: Training begins October 2nd
Location: Fairlignton Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington
Want to help residents living in affordable housing apartments increase the comfort of their homes and save money? Then become an Arlington Energy Master!

Applications are now available for the 2014-15 program year, which starts this fall. Training begins in October. Community volunteer and student volunteer tracks available. Apply by August 15th for priority consideration. Learn more about the program and how you can help!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Join ACE to Collect Native Seeds

Tree_planting_Apr_07Date and Time: Sunday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lubber Run Park, N. Columbus St. and 2nd St. N, Arlington.

Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment for a Growing Native project. Volunteers will collect native seeds and acorns. The collected seeds will be used to increase the diversity of native tree stock for local restoration projects. Sign up today!

 


EVENT:

Going Solar: A How-To Workshop

P4230598Date and Time: Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Thinking about going solar, but don’t know where to start? This free workshop for homeowners will provide an introduction to solar power use in the home and will feature a discussion of: how solar power works, types solar equipment, roof and shade requirements, costs, and incentives.  Sign Up Today!

 

 


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Adopt-a-Street

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.