The AQUA Corps community is comprised of adults from South Jersey to Philadelphia, and even as far as King of Prussia! This team is brought together because they share the same passion to volunteer to create positive change with those who need it the most. AQUA volunteers range in age from young adults to grandparents! Our members come from various careers and walks of life sharing different perspectives and ideas. One of the greatest rewards our volunteers experience comes from being a part of the AQUA community. Brought together by the desire to make a difference, the AQUA community is compassionate, energized, and welcoming! Lasting relationships are formed and strengthened with service. We would love to welcome you to our family!
AQUA Corps is prepared to respond to any need from our community, partner organizations, or volunteers! The AQUA Community supports ideas from our volunteers and helps put them in action and become a reality!
"I've expressed interest in volunteering with several non-profit organizations in the past only to hit brick walls and unreturned phone calls. AQUA Corps, however, was a breath of fresh air! There was no red tape - the organization really gave me the opportunity to simply step in and contribute in meaningful ways. One day I signed up, went to an event with some cookies, and immediately felt like I was part of the organization. From cooking meals and serving the homeless to wrapping gifts and visiting with clients, I'm excited to serve with such a close-knit volunteer organization that makes a difference in others' lives!"
"AQUA provides excellent opportunities for anyone who wants to volunteer to find places where their talents can be utilized in meaningful and fulfilling ways."
"I was introduced to AQUA Corps by a co-worker at AAA. She shared that she donates her time preparing and serving dinners to the homeless one Sunday evening a month. I attended the next dinner and enjoyed it very much. The hustle and bustle of the preparation, the teamwork needed to prepare and present the meal; followed by the appreciation shown from the guests was very fulfilling. I have found that a donation of a small effort generates a desire to do more. Thank you to AQUA Corps for allowing me to participate and help others along with a great team."
Kenneth Schultz, AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah Insurance Exchange Volunteer Coordinator, Eastern Region
"As a veteran of social-giveback programs from Camden, to Atlantic City, to Trenton, I have found no better way to DIRECTLY address society's needy than the regular Outreach efforts in Camden and Philadelphia done by Adult Quest For Unity and Altruism (AQUA). With AQUA, the will to give back is matched with the opportunity to provide for those with basic needs. I feel better when leaving an AQUA event than with any other of the volunteer opportunities that I accomplish throughout the week."
"AQUA Corps called for volunteers to pick up food donations from a local supermarket and deliver it to the TOUCH NJ food pantry in Camden, NJ. The pantry enables local needy families to grocery shop at the pantry for healthy food, at no charge. I have volunteered for the Saturday Food Rescue on several occasions and have found it very rewarding. The donation has seemed to increase with each month. It is a pleasure to support such a worthy cause."
"There is a sincere difference between volunteering and actually affecting change.
So many volunteer groups and organizations go through the motions, but they don't get in the trenches. They don't get dirty. They don't repeat the same volunteering week after week after week, and make sincere connections with the populations they're trying to help.
This is where AQUA Corps is different. If you invest your time with them, you will not get two hours of feel-good, but ineffective, service followed by three hours at the bar. What you will get is true, selfless, meaningful volunteering that is actually helping make a change. You will meet other extraordinary individuals. You will make a lasting impact in the community.
AQUA is run by an individual -- Andrea Brooks -- who has spent her life in the non-profit arena, and as a result she knows how to get straight to the source of local homelessness issues.
I couldn't think of a better group to invest time into if direct service is meaningful to you. A truly remarkable group. You will make a difference if you get involved with AQUA Corps."
"AQUA Corps is different. If you invest your time with them, you will not get two hours of feel-good, but ineffective, service followed by three hours at the bar. What you will get is true, selfless, meaningful volunteering that is actually helping make a change. You will meet other extraordinary individuals. You will make a lasting impact in the community."Pat Dobslaw | Executive Director, Life Unchained