The award-winning Energy Masters Training program, which trains volunteers in energy efficiency, water conservation, and community education and outreach, is seeking volunteers. Alexandria joins program partners Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), Arlington Thrive, and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) in developing a corps of volunteers to improve the lives of more than 550 families living in affordable housing developments.
Now in its sixth year, the program has trained more than 140 volunteers who have each engaged in 40 hours of community service over the course of a year.
The program is accepting applications for community and student apprentice volunteers for the fall training program, which starts in late September. The student apprentice program is open to college students and high school students ages 16 and over.
The program, created by ACE in partnership with VCE and Arlington Thrive, is funded with support from the Arlington County Community Development Fund, the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy, the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services and the City of Alexandria. Affordable housing and social services partners include AHC, Inc., the Arlington County Department of Human Services, and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority.