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Rancho Camulos Museum
5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru, CA 93040
Organization Description - Rancho Camulos Musuem is a 40-acre National Historic Landmark situated within an 1800 acre working ranch. It is the best remaining example of a Spanish-Mexican rancho in its original rural environment and is noted for its literary significance as the setting for Helen Hunt Jackson's novel "Ramona." The Rancho Camulos Museum is dedicated to researching, collecting, preserving and interpreting the diverse cultural heritage and agricultural history of Southern California from 1853 to 1943. Through restoration of its buildings and grounds, Rancho Camulos seeks to connect the past with the present by offering programs that will educate and enrich all audiences.
Volunteers can assist with:
- Docent-led tours
- Handy work
- Cataloging the library
Hours of Operation - Check website for hours
Contact Person - Dr. Susan Falk, Museum Director (prefers to be contacted via email)
Maria Christopher, Marketing and Media Liaison
Telephone Number - 805.521-1501
Additional Comments- We are the only national historic landmark in Ventura County, fifteen miles west of Santa Clarita along Highway 126. If you are a history buff, this is the place for you. We are in the process of archival of many items related to Old California's Spanish era when much of California was divided by land grants. The del Valle family and Rubel family influenced the discovery and founding of Ventura County and the Newhall/Castaic area through cattle, agriculture and oil production. Rancho Camulos was also made famous by the novel, Ramona, written by legendary author Helen Hunt Jackson about the plight of the American Indian in 1884.
We are a growing museum. If you are interested in historic preservation, re-enactment and docent led tours, we need you. Join us as we move forward in archiving, planning and preserving this national treasure.
Roze Room Hospice
15315 Magnolia Blvd, Suite #101, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Organization Description- The Roze Room Hospice offers medical support for pain and symptom management for patients/families who are facing a life limiting illness. It is our goal to help the patient experience a richer, fuller, and more meaningful life in the time that is left.
Roze Room Hospice of the Valley offers five different volunteer opportunities:
- Patient/Family Volunteers – Patient/Family Volunteers work directly with the patients and families providing friendly visits, companionship and caregiver support. The visit schedule is flexible and depends upon the volunteer and patient availability.
- The Patient/Family Volunteer must be 18 years or older, requires 20 hours of instruction, a TB test, and a background check.
- Tuck-In Volunteers – Tuck-In Volunteers call 4-5 patient/families as needed (daily, weekly) to check in on their progress, order supplies and give a sense of support to lone caregivers and families needing that extra assistance. There are no patient visits; all contact is by phone. You are required to e-mail your reports to the team leader and volunteer coordinator.
- The Tuck-In Volunteer must be 18 years or older, requires 20 hours of instruction, and a background check.
- Compassionate Companions – Compassionate Companions extend caring concern to the patients by providing a reassuring presence at the bedside of a dying patient who would otherwise be alone.
- The Compassionate Companion Volunteer must be 18 years or older, requires 20 hours of instruction, a TB test, and a background check.
- Office Volunteer – Office Volunteers assist in the office with mailings, photocopying, collating and general office support.
- The Office Volunteer does require some training and a background check.
- Threshold Choir - In groups of two to four, the choir will sing gentle songs from a variety of traditions to sooth, comfort, uplift and bring peace to our patients. The choir sings in private home or healthcare facilities. The choir meets Tuesday of the month from 12:30-1:30 pm Singing experience is not necessary, just and open heart and a feeling of being drawn to this work.
- The Threshold Choir volunteer does require training, a TB test, and a background check.
- All TB tests and background checks are provided free of charge by Roze Room Hospice.
Hours of Operation- Monday-Friday; 8am-6pm (best time to contact between 8am-2pm)
Volunteer Hours- Volunteers who visit patients (patient/family volunteers, compassionate companions, Threshold Choir) can schedule the visits around their schedule and the schedule of the patient(s) they are visiting. Time Commitment All volunteers are asked to volunteer at least 4 hours a month.
Volunteer Requirements- All volunteers must have a background check (no fee). All volunteers who work directly with patients must have TB test (no fee; will refer volunteers to a clinic near their home).
- Dress Code: All volunteers who visit patients must wear a volunteer badge with their photo
All Patient/family volunteers, Compassionate Companions and Threshold Choir volunteers must undergo 20 hours of training. The training can be done at a library near the volunteer’s home. (please see Volunteer Opportunities and Duties). Volunteer training is offered every month. Please call for schedule.
Contact Person(s)-Marcia Ortiz, Volunteer Coordinator (prefers to be contacted via email)
Josefa Azcueta, Regional Administrator
Telephone Number- 818-783-1002
Additional Comments- Although our office is in Sherman Oaks, we serve all of Santa Clarita Valley including Castaic, Valencia, Newhall, Saugus and Stevenson Ranch. We welcome student volunteers from the Santa Clarita area so that we may better serve our patients and their families.