Volunteers & Ambassadors


Our Volunteer Ambassadors are growing in size to become an Auxiliary Group in the very near future. Our volunteers currently are responsible for many duties that include: concierges at the Golden Inn & Village Front Desk, they run errands for seniors to the doctor, pick up prescriptions and grocery shop. For the Rona Barrett Foundation they are critical as core hospitality and are always available whenever they are called upon.

Volunteer Spotlight! Dr. Robert Wallace


It’s been said that music makes the world go round. That sentiment couldn’t have been truer when Dr. Robert Wallace recently entertained the senior residents at the Golden Inn & Village with a musical tribute to The Beatles! With a song repertoire ranging from “Hey Jude” to “Yellow Submarine,” the Fab Four sounds made for a memorable afternoon. In addition to his musical talents, Dr. Wallace is an advocate for seniors’ quality of life. Specifically, he is very involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and its commitment to research and a cure for the disease.

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Widling

"I look forward to being around these people every time I visit! It just makes my day!"

Michael Widling may only be 25-years-old, but he is an old soul: he knows the value of doing the right thing. And, one way in which he honors that creed is by volunteering at the Golden Inn & Village. He can often be seen on site lending a helping hand on behalf of the senior residents.

He’s become a master of Bingo! Day, as well as leading the Virtual Reality Therapy program that was launched in 2017.

Michael has also been a true asset when it comes to Brown Bag Day – those mornings when the local Food Bank delivers pallets of food and supplies that have to be packaged and delivered to the senior residents.

“I just love being around these special people! Their life stories and experiences are so inspiring to hear,” he said. “Too, they know some pretty funny jokes too!”



Volunteer Form

The Rona Barrett Foundation


P.O. Box 1559
Santa Ynez, California 93460


(805) 688.8887




Anna Widling
The Rona Barrett Foundation
(805) 688.8887, anna@ronabarrettfoundation.org


Tony Morris
The Rona Barrett Foundation
(805) 688.8887, tony@ronabarrettfoundation.org

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