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Legacy Corps

Saluting Our Veterans volunteer, Ron Garner and veteran Kenneth Hamrick

Veterans and Military Families Program

Support Veterans with Your Care & Compassion

Hospice of the Valley is excited to begin a new initiative to enhance care for our veteran patients and their families. Thanks to a three-year grant, we will participate in the Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families Program (an AmeriCorps Member Volunteer Service Program). 

We are the only non-profit in Arizona to receive this grant from Arizona State University and AmeriCorps.

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What Legacy Corps Members Do:
  • Provide in-home respite care ensuring that the patient is not alone while their caregiver takes a much-needed break
  • Socialize to help patients find enjoyment through meaningful activities
  • Offer transportation for patients or caregivers so they can get to appointments or run errands
  • Grocery shop, run errands or provide light house keeping
What Legacy Corps Members Receive:
  • Training to prepare you for the role
  • A monthly allowance
  • A college tuition award after a year of service (must complete 450 hours). Members 55 and older can pass this award to child or grandchild.
  • And most importantly an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of others!
Volunteer Testimonials

Legacy Corps has helped me as a student and provided me with a fulfilling experience. I learned a lot about our aging community which is beneficial to my current academic minor in Gerontology. I give Legacy Corps an A plus!

-Social Work student about her AmeriCorps Position with Legacy Corps for Veteran and Military Families

I have now earned $4800 toward my granddaughters education. She is now an RN and is working at the VA. 

-4th year Legacy Corps for Veteran and Military volunteer

Legacy Corps has provided me with new educational improvements and a way to give back to the community as well as making new friends.

-Retired Army, Legacy Corps Member

My mom has loved getting to know her Legacy Corps volunteer. They have formed a special bond. I hope you know how much our family appreciates this program

-Family Caregiver of her Legacy Corps Volunteer