Volunteer in the Wig Closet, supporting patients with Cancer (North Portland)

Cause Areas


Fri Dec 01, 2017 09:00 AM - Mon Apr 30, 2018 04:30 PM


3600 N interstate AvePortland, OR 97227


American Cancer Society Gift Closet, hosted by Kaiser Permanente

Position Summary:

American Cancer Society Gift Closet volunteers help support cancer patients by offering free wigs, hats, scarves and other gift items provided by the American Cancer Society.

The Gift Closet is open Fridays from 9am to 4pm. Volunteers can work as little as once a month to once a week depending on availability, but it is preferred that volunteers take a regular shift per week (2-4 hours long), and willing to commit to volunteer for 6 months.


  • At the beginning of your shift, open the gift closet and set-up fitting stations.

  • Assist cancer patients with trying on wigs, hats and scarves.

  • Register patients for Look Good Feel Better workshop.

  • Complete paperwork documenting each patient who is provided with a gift item.

  • At the end of your shift, clean up fitting stations and put away gift items.

    Support Provided:

  • Training offered by the American Cancer Society on how to interact with patients, fit wigs and fill out paperwork.

  • Local American Cancer Society and Kaiser Permanente staff available for day to day support.

  • Weekly support from Kaiser Permanente staff and invites to periodic volunteer appreciation events.


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Knitting

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-4hours per week, 6 month minimum commitment

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