Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations and is hosting eight volunteer-orientation sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning May 5, at the agency’s administrative office, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix.

Volunteers provide respite for caregivers, read and visit with patients, run errands and offer emotional support. Most hospice care is provided in patients’ homes. Volunteers must attend all orientation sessions. Registration is required prior to orientation. Apply at hov.org/volunteer.

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