Look Good Feel Better®
Use your beauty know-how to uplift cancer patients
The Look Good Feel Better program is a fun way to help patients learn beauty techniques and feel better about themselves during cancer treatment. In-person workshops help women with cancer manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Trained volunteer beauty professionals teach simple techniques on skin care, makeup, and nail care, and give practical tips on hair loss, wigs, and head coverings. At-home and online materials are also available for men, and a program created especially for teens, ages 13-17, is offered in select pediatric hospitals nationwide and online.
The program is a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association.
- Nationwide opportunities available.
- Volunteer opportunities generally involve a few hours per month, and we work with your schedule.
- A certification class and a biannual update class are required.
As a beauty professional, you get to use your unique knowledge and skills to provide encouragement and support, brighten someone’s day, teach skills that help women diagnosed with cancer, and give them something encouraging and fun to look forward to during treatment. It’s a rewarding experience and is ideal for people who like one-on-one interaction and teaching small groups. It’s generally a few hours per month, and we try to work with your schedule.
Volunteer Positions and Responsibilities
- Experienced beauty professionals such as hairstylists, estheticians, makeup artists, and nail technicians are always needed to help conduct group programs and/or one-on-one salon consultations.
- Volunteer coordinators are also needed to help schedule, plan and promote the workshops. This role is great for anyone who likes planning, organizing, and working with other volunteers.
- To conduct a group program or consultation you should be an experienced beauty professional.
To volunteer for this opportunity, select the “Look Good Feel Better” checkbox under “Patient Services & Support” on the Sign Up to Volunteer form.