I just learned that this year marks the 20th anniversary of Look Good…Feel Better, a free, non-medical, national public service program dedicated to helping women with cancer cope with the appearance-related side effects of the illness and treatment. Created to help individuals with cancer look good and improve their self-esteem and confidence, LGFB offers cancer patients advice and assistance through group programs, self-help materials, websites, and brochures.
The organization is looking for experienced, licensed cosmetologists — as well as nail techs, estheticians, and make-up artists — to conduct group programs and/or one-on-one salon consultations. As a volunteer cosmetologist, you would be the voice of LGFB, teaching women the tips and techniques to improve their appearance and maintain a positive self-image. The commitment is just three to five hours a month — plus a four-hour LGFB certification class. The class teaches the basics of leading a LGFB group program, as well as understanding cancer and its physical and psychological impact. Volunteers also participate in an annual update class to refresh and expand their knowledge.
For more information, go to www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.