Hospice of the Valley (HOV) is the first Arizona partner in Legacy Corps, a national AmeriCorps program that matches people around the country with veterans and military families who need support.

The  program is based at Arizona State University but serves veterans and military families around the Valley. HOV received a three-year grant from ASU and AmeriCorps and began training the first volunteer members in September. Legacy Corps volunteers will work 10 to 12 hours a week.

Approximately 1,400 HOV patients are veterans who often are physically and emotionally overwhelmed. Many need help with grocery shopping, transportation and light housekeeping. The volunteers receive special training in caregiver support and incentives including a monthly allowance and a college tuition award after a year of service. Volunteers who are 55 and older can pass along that award to a child or grandchild.

To learn more, visit https://hov.org/volunteer/Legacy-Corps.