Volunteer Beauty Therapist - Charis Cancer Care centre

Charis Cancer Care Ltd

A volunteer role
As a volunteer Beauty Therapist, you will work with our clients to help them look after their skin and feel better within themselves whilst they deal with the impact of cancer.

When someone is going through treatment for cancer this can have a major impact on their skin. As a volunteer Beauty Therapist, you will work with our clients to teach them how to look after their skin, whilst talking through any side effects they might be experiencing as a result of cancer treatments - such as dryness. We will provide the training you need to understand the impact of cancer on someone’s skin. Your role as a volunteer can play a really important role in helping people with cancer to retain their sense of self and identity. The role may include:

  • Educating clients about the impact of cancer and its treatments on their skin
  • Listening to client concerns and helping them to address any concerns regarding their skin or appearance.
  • Helping clients understand what products might benefit them.
  • Teaching clients how to apply a basic, natural makeup.
  • To undergo appropriate training as required

As part of this role, all Volunteer Beauty Therapists will undertake training as part of the “Look Good Feel Better” programme which will equip you with the understanding and knowledge for working with people experiencing cancer. We will cover the costs of the training.

The tasks and activities listed are intended as a summary and may be varied from time to time in consultation with the volunteer concerned. The role description is intended to clarify the tasks and activities of the volunteer and is for the benefit of all concerned. It does not form the basis of a contract of employment.

Training for this role will build upon your professional qualifications and experience, but there is a minimum qualification/experience requirement:

Essential skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Skin care, beauty and/or makeup qualification (NVQ level 2+ or equivalent) or trained by the cosmetic brand which you currently work for
  • One year’s hands on experience in the relevant industry
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment and Reliability


  • Previous experience of working with people with cancer


This volunteer role will require an Enhanced Access NI check to be completed.


This role will be based at the Charis Cancer Care Centre:

163 Lough Fea Road, Cookstown, BT80 9TU

The Charis Cancer Care centre is open Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm. We require volunteers at any time throughout our opening hours.

The number of days and hours will be agreed between the volunteer and the Director of Care Services.


Closing Date

Friday / 28 February 2025

Contact Details

163 Loughfea Road
BT80 9TU
United Kingdom


Volunteer Role Description - Beauty Therapist.docx Volunteer Application Form - Charis.odt