I have volunteered, interned and worked for Safe Families for Children and have enjoyed each experience. The team was encouraging and knowledgable and I enjoyed learning from them and working with them.
What I wish was different
I love the organization and the mission that it is founded on. It is important to know that this is not a 9-5 type work. It was difficult to adjust to but still worth giving time to. Crisis does not always happen in the 9-5 so sometimes you have to work outside of it which can be difficult for some.
There are several ways to get involved with this organization. It is worth learning about to identify which area you can serve in and what would be the best fit for you. In the stage of life I am in I would not make a great host family but I could support the families in other various ways such as being a family friend or a resource friend by donating my time or service.