Oncology Salon Volunteer


(41.80627,-87.917336)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

131 N County Line RdHinsdale, IL 60521

About

Role Summary & Anticipated Outcome

Wellness House envisions a community where all people affected by cancer thrive. Offered at no cost, and as a complement to medical treatment, our programs educate, support and empower participants so they will improve their physical and emotional well-being.

As an Oncology Salon Volunteer, you will be providing services as part of our salon, spa and wig boutique.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with participants impacted by cancer to understand needs and preferences for their wig, including cutting and styling.
  • Providing hair styling appointments for participants as hair grows in post-treatment
  • Providing head-shaving services, as needed
  • Creating a warm, supportive experience for participants and their family members or friends
  • Building relationships with our participants, listening to needs, and creating a plan, together
  • Maintaining personal work station and tools

Staff responsibilities to Volunteers

  • Provide training on Wellness House and policy/procedure
  • Be available for any questions or concerns

Qualifications and Skills

  • Current License of Cosmetology
  • Commitment to mission of Wellness House
  • Strong relationship-building skills and organization
  • Experience with oncology population preferred
  • Must not have attended programs at Wellness House as a participant within the last 6 months

Commitment

  • One-year commitment
  • Minimum of 2 appointments a month

Impact

  • Creating a positive, warm environment for participants will increase quality of services and possibly lead to retention of participants and/or recruitment of new participants

Benefit

  • Wellness House Volunteers will increase communication, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills. Volunteers will become a part of the volunteer community at Wellness House.

Skills

  • Cosmetology

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 Appointments a month

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