Hospice of the Valley will hold volunteer orientation classes in August in Phoenix. The classes are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, Thursday, Aug. 22, and Friday, Aug. 23, at 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix. We are Arizona’s leading provider of end-of-life care, and we train volunteers who wish to support patients and caregivers. Our volunteers provide an extra layer of compassion to patients who may be lonely. They also give family caregivers a much-needed break. Other volunteer opportunities support our staff, from helping with administrative duties to working in our White Dove thrift stores. We’re a not-for-profit agency, serving Arizona since 1977.