VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BANDERAS BAY

Grupo Ecológico de Puerto Vallarta, A.C.

Programs for adoption of dogs and cats. Volunteers and animal handling equipment needed. Forms available in English and Spanish for making an ecological complaint to local authorities. Contact R.C. Walker 222-0897 rc_walkermx@yahoo.com.mx.

 Navy League

The Puerto Vallarta Navy League offers help in the transportation of donated supplies and equipment from the USA to the Banderas Bay area via the US Navy’s ‘Hand Clasp’ Program. In addition, crew members donate part of their shore leave to paint and do maintenance on local schools, orphanages and rehabilitation centers. For more information, contact Jerry Lafferty at (322) 221-6156 or Jeff Miltenberger at navyleague@prodigy.net.mx.

PEACE

(Protection, Education, Animals, Culture & Environment) is a Banderas Bay non-profit endeavor that acts as an umbrella organization for Casa Comunidad, Ayuda Los Animales, (Help The Animals) a Women’s Co-Op, (Manos de Mujeres Unidas) and Community Pride. Offering free community service programs such as animal spay and neuter clinics and English classes for children and adults, PEACE is a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a Mexican Civil Association that issues facturas for donations. Please contact us for more information at nicole@peacemexico.org.

 

PV Little League

Help support Little League Baseball in Puerto Vallarta. A nonprofit organization, Little League Baseball is dedicated to helping kids develop the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well being. But here in Puerto Vallarta, they cannot afford to play! Team sponsorships, baseball equipment and financial support are needed. Contact Bob Cohen at bob@banderasnews.com.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Gardens were founded in 2004 and was opened to the public in 2005. Our Vision: to build Mexico’s greatest botanical garden here in the enchanted highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to the research and education of plant life, as well as showing the public all the beauty that nature has to offer. Donations to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens are tax deductible in the USA. For more information call (322) 223-6182 or email info@vallartabotanicalgardensac.org.

 

Children of the Dump

They leave Andales Restaurant every Monday at 2pm (return around 430pm). Always need volunteers and supplies. Call or email Gary Green gary@greenandassociates.org (322) 150-7214.

 

Pasitos de Luz

Non-profit organization dedicated to achieve the rehabilitation of children with physical and intellectual disabilities as well as taking care of their basic needs. For more information please contact us at 2994146 with Luis Alonso Téllez or Mario Martínez; and 2993625 / 2993605 with Luz María Ramos or Yolanda Sánchez or at fundraising@pasitosdeluz.org / administracion@pasitosdeluz.org.