We just completed nearly 2 weeks with CESRT. It was a phenomenal experience. My husband and I have seldom encountered a more functional group/organization with such tenderness, maturity and mutual support among the volunteers. We felt that our work was useful and appreciated, we were given tremendous freedom in our choice of how to serve, and we were encouraged to take good care of ourselves. The team is pretty much organized organically and anarchically, and yet, it works.
We would have stayed longer if we could have, and we strongly recommend CESRT to potential volunteers. You need to be mature and self-starter, with a strong, healthy sense of self and self-reliance. You should be ready and willing to work hard, and capable of emotionally challenging work. But it's a terrific community of folks whom you will never forget!!