Modeled after the Master Gardeners program, volunteers receive comprehensive training on energy and water conservation and then participate in a variety of service projects in the community to hone their skills and develop their expertise. This allows volunteers to comfortably and confidently serve the community and use their knowledge to make efficiency upgrades in their own homes.
We are now accepting applications for our next training starting in October 2020. Please see below for information about the training and a link to submit your application. For additional information about the training and the impacts of COVID-19 on our program, please see our 2020 Training FAQs.
* All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this program, regardless of financial means. If the registration fee is a barrier to your participation, please contact us. Registration fee not required for student volunteers.
** Background check is required for participation. Once accepted into the program, each community volunteer will submit a secure online form to initiate a background check. Payment of $9.95 must be made online at the time of submission. Background check is not required for high school student volunteers.
Over a seven-week period during October and November, candidates will participate in a series of classroom training sessions on evenings and one hands-on Saturday field-work session. In the 2020 training, much or all of the training sessions will likely be held virtually, depending on directives from local and regional authorities.
Specifically, volunteers will learn how to:
“Participation in the Energy Masters program has been really rewarding in getting to meet and serve clients I wouldn’t have otherwise met. I’ve also put some of the training into practice in my own home, reaping benefits in greater comfort and lower bills.”
Susan Peters, Arlington, Virginia
“The Energy Masters Program provides hands-on, relevant, and accessible information to help teach anyone to improve their indoor health and energy savings. Networking with the incredibly diverse array of people from our class is an indispensable opportunity as I develop my career.”
Liz Crowther, Washington, D.C.