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 to 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


Rain Barrel Workshop

August 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mount Vernon Government Center

Provide your plants with water that is naturally soft and untreated. Water stored in rain barrels is also better for washing your cars and watering indoor and outdoor plants. Rain barrel water saves you money by decreasing the water used from your municipal water system. And, rain barrels reduce the storm water runoff decreasing stream erosion and pollution to the Chesapeake Bay.

Register for a rain barrel workshop here.





ACE at the County FairACE County Fair 2017 Events-2

Date: August 18-20, Thomas Jefferson Community Center,
3501 South Second Street, Arlington

Come by the ACE booth at the 2017 County Fair. The Arlington County Fair is one of the largest free events on the East Coast providing quality entertainment for more than 35 years.

When you visit ACE at our indoor booth you can:

  • Enter our raffle
  • Play our trivia game
  • Win eco-friendly prizes
  • And, learn more about ACE’s role in protecting Arlington’s environment

The fair begins on Wednesday, August 16 and the indoor booths open Friday evening, August 18.



ACE Solar Eclipse Watch Event ACE Solar Eclipse Watch Event

Date: August 21, 1-4 p.m., Barcroft Park,
4200 Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington

ACE is having a solar eclipse watch event at Barcroft Park on August 21st. Come out and join us for this rare event. Bring your eclipse viewer, reusable water bottle, and dress for the August weather.

The eclipse begins at 1:17 p.m. and ends at 4:01 p.m. We expect to have an astronomer on hand during the observation. Check your local library to find out if they will be giving out free eclipse viewers donated by the Space Science Institute. More info on the Space Science Institute’s free eclipse viewer donation to libraries.

Register here.




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.