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Review for SAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc.), North Chesterfield, VA 23235, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In March 2010, I was really trying to find an opportunity where I could give back to the community. I myself have a history with substance abuse, have recently turned my life around and knew from the begin ing that this is the area I was interested in. I attended a meeting at John Tyler Community College for the organization called "Red Watch Band". It was there that I met two women whose mission was to bring awareness to college students about the dangers of binge drinking. Sitting in that meeting I had this overwhelming feeling that I needed to introduce myself to these women, tell them my story, and ask how I could get involved. So that's exactly what I did, and was first introduced to the organization called SAFE. I started going to meetings and met all those involved with the organization. I must say, that I absolutely believe 100% in their mission and their ability to accomplish it. You couldn't ask for a more passionate group of employees and volunteers. Every single person involved with SAFE is a complete asset. I love volunteering and being a part of SAFE.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Absolutely! I was forced to step outside the box and come out of my shell in order to be effective in certain situations. It truly has been life-changing for me and I am so grateful.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I truly am a part of something big that is helping to make that difference in our community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I have volunteered as a representative for SAFE at various events such as Recovery Fest and John Tyler's Full Moon Madness. I have helped to develop the PowerPoint for the Teen Ambassador Program and am the Chairperson of the Underage Drinking Task Force.