Arkansas Hospice will host a 4-day training session for its Project Smile Volunteer Program in August.

Students ages 14 and older are welcome to attend. The training will be held from Aug. 12-15 at Arkansas Hospice’s Conway office, located at 1105 Deer St., Suite 10. The daily meetings will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

Project Smile is a program designed to teach students about Arkansas Hospice and the importance of volunteering. Led by Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Shelly Jones, the training will include an orientation, visiting local nursing home patients and helping at the facilities. After completing the training program, certified volunteers are eligible for assignment to visit patients at a nursing facility if they wish. Other volunteer opportunities include helping with office work, special events, gardening and specialized volunteering, such as pet therapy.

Deadline for registration is Aug. 1. More information is available by contacting Shelly Jones at 501-328-5400 or at

Arkansas Hospice is a community-based, not-for-profit organization serving more than 30 counties throughout the state. For more information, call 501-328-5400 or visit