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Canadian Cancer Society

Lodge Wig Bank

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Volunteer
A month ago
Position description:

POSITION OVERVIEW

Canadian Cancer Society Lodges provide a supportive environment for people with cancer and their adult companions. The Lodges are located near cancer treatment centres in Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria and Prince George. The Wig & Breast Prosthetic bank in the Lodges provide a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses and bras to cancer patients throughout BC and Yukon who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.

YOUR IMPACT

You have a positive impact on the quality and enhancement of life for people affected by cancer. As a Wig & Breast Prosthetic Bank Volunteer you provide practical support to people living with cancer and contribute to their positive self-image.

BENEFITS
  • Playing an integral role in the support of the mission, vision and values of the CCS.
  • Joining a team of enthusiastic and interesting people who share your passion for supporting people effected by cancer
  • Volunteering for a respected National organization and increase knowledge of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment & support services
  • Become confident in your understanding of cancer and the cancer cause along with the impact the Society has.
  • Sharing and building expertise in aesthetics, health and beauty self-care
  • Opportunity to further develop communication skills.


Deliverables/Duties:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide personalized styling consultations, including follow-up resources as needed
  • Coordinate cleaning, styling and organizing of Wig room supplies and displays
  • Receive and acknowledge donations; hair/wigs, material, hats, jewelry etc.
  • Work in partnership with Lodge volunteers to coordinate procedures and appointment bookings
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge about CCS resources and support programs.


Qualifications:

SKILLS
  • A good listener and able to empathize without providing personal or medical advice
  • Professional, discreet and non-judgmental
  • Experience with hair care products and services, an asset
  • Experience providing direct, one-on-one service and support, an asset
  • Well organized and able to keep accurate records
  • Promotes lodge & Canadian Cancer Society activities, & support services
  • Other duties as assigned and under the direction of the lodge staff


Volunteer skills:

Administration (Other)

Social

One-on-One Role Model, Companion, Escort

Role is suitable for:

Adult

Senior

Additional Information:

TRAINING AND SUPPORT
  • CCS Volunteer Orientation
  • Support Program Orientation
  • Role specific training
  • Ongoing updates and Support from Staff Partner in Volunteer Engagement

LENGHT OF TIME

Minimum of 6 months

REQUIRED

Criminal Record Check Must be Full record check

How to apply:

https://app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationId=0&OrganizationGuid=610cfd2f-509c-439d-becc-b75897bcf2e4&EnterpriseId=0&ActivityGUID=be8401fe-f8d5-440a-84b5-1265cda4be60&ApplicationFormNumber=1&UserId=0&OrganizationMemberId=0&HasAgreedToPolicy=False&HasEnterprise=False&HasActivity=True

Contact person:

Kitty Lee

Contact e-mail:

kitty.lee@cancer.ca

Volunteer Centre:

Vancouver

Cause Tags:

Health, Social Services

Volunteerism

Category
Community and Social Services Health Care