Mini Spa Volunteer


DEPARTMENT: Complementary Therapies (CT)

The Mini-Spa volunteer will work as part of a two person team to provide foot soaks and hand treatment to cancer patients and their family or friends who accompany them to the “spa night”.  The Mini Spa is offered as a morning or evening session which is limited to four participants per session.

Duties include and are not limited to:

  • Prior to clients arriving, arrange room with seating, foot basins, towels, and supplies.
  •  Provide warm foot soak, scrub feet with provided foot scrub, (wearing gloves) dry feet with a towel, apply lotion, put socks on client, change gloves, move on to next client.
  • For each client, apply lotion massaging the hands and fingers with the lotion, change gloves, and move on to next client.
  • Must demonstrate a friendly, compassionate attitude towards clients and be comfortable providing a foot and hand touch service.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to maintain confidentiality as it relates to client names and personal information shared in discussions during the spa session.
  • Must interact with staff, clients and volunteers in a consistent manner, providing attention, support, and assistance to foster a pleasant, professional and calm environment of exceptional service.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and encourages a collaborative work environment.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this volunteer opportunity.

Must be able to work fairly independently and with minimal supervision and adapt to changes in practices and procedures.  Must possess high degree of confidentiality and act professionally and tactfully at all times with clients, co-workers, and other volunteers. Experience in a client care or customer service setting a plus but not required.  Must be able to understand, read, write and clearly speak English proficiently.

The schedule for this volunteer position is one, two hour evening, or day shift per month. (The mini-spa session lasts one hour.  Another hour is spent setting and cleaning up the room and supplies.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (in a usual day)
Sit                                Total hours/shift          10 minutes
Stand/Squat              Total hours/shift         45 minutes
Walk                            Total hours/shift          20 minutes