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See the weekly newsletter for an up-to-date Events Calendar for these and many more clubs and organizations in San Carlos Mexico.

There are numerous organizations in San Carlos and Guaymas that rely on volunteers and donations. Here is a list of some of the many groups that are helping people in our communities:

Centro de Rescate, Rehabilitación e Investigación de Fauna Silvestre | CRRIFS

Centro de Rescate, Rehabilitación e Investigación de Fauna Silvestre (CRRIFS) is a non-profit organization, with the purpose of rescuing wild animals from risky, sick or injured situations. Located in Guaymas, Sonora. Mexico.

Seguro Y Sano | Safe & Sound

Seguro y Sano – Safe & Sound: 24-Hour Hotline and find shelter space for women who need to escape abuse. Healthy, safe families contribute to a stronger community.

Castaway Kids

castaway kidsCastaway Kids Mexico is a wonderful group of volunteers willing to lend a hand so that others less fortunate can better their own lives. From providing school scholarships to needy kids, to hosting recreational activities for children from the poorest sections of town, to providing food, clothing and shelter to families in emergency situations…Castaway Kids volunteers are an active bunch!

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Rescate San Carlos

Rescate San Carlos provides emergency first aid medical care and ambulance service to San Carlos Sonora residents and visitors. 622-226-0911

Rotary Club

San Carlos Rotary Club is an English-speaking Rotary Club whose primary focus is on the education of Mexican children and the care of elderly Mexicans without family support.

SBPA | Sociedad Benefactora y Proteccion Animales

SBPA provides free spay and neuter clinics for abandoned or feral animals and for low income local families who cannot afford the cost of the surgery.

Casa Hogar Rancho de Niño San Humberto

Rancho del NinoCasa Hogar Rancho de Niño San Humberto in Empalme

For nearly fifty years non-profit Casa Hogar Rancho del Niño San Humberto has provided shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, education and physical and emotional security to some of the most disadvantaged children in the state of Sonora and NW Mexico.

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Centro Ocupacional: Guaymas vocational education program

Centro Ocupacional, an after-school vocational education program, is under construction, looking toward a September 2015 opening, with three labs and three classrooms. They hope to serve 100 youths, from seventh to 12th grade, as well as adults who can use basic plumbing or electrical skills.

WHAT THEY NEED: The construction is being paid for by Integrated Technology Corp.,

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Amor, Aqua Y Mas | Guaymas safe haven

Amor, Aqua Y Mas is a safe haven for children and mothers who come from an abusive situation and have nowhere else to go.  Currently, the building where they’re living, which is near director Maggie Arechiga’s childhood home, is under construction. The some 20 kids (ages 3 to 16),

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Fray Ivo Youth Orchestra | Bellas Artes Guaymas

Fray Ivo discovered music as a path to uplift youth in Guaymas. He tastefully remodeled the large Bellas Artes building downtown for the evolving Fray Ivo Orchestra where the students currently practice most afternoons.

Belen Casa de Pan

Belen Casa de Pan, a feeding program along with recreation, learning and Bible study that provides 40-60 children with a meal and a caring environment three mornings a week, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday

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Club Jerry | Guaymas after-school Club

Club JerryClub Jerry is an after-school gathering place for boys and girls who otherwise would not have a safe place to play.  Founded in 1993 by Canadian Jerry Donovan, the non-profit club provides a structured and caring environment that has kept children in school and out of gangs.The philosophical approach hinges on four core characteristics: values,

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CBTIS 40 English classes

CBTIS 40 English classes are an outreach of the Castaway Kids’ Adelante Estudiante program, which pairs sponsors with students to pay for their education with about 110 currently supported in high school and college. These Saturday classes are an informal teaching environment that stresses interaction,

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Casa Franciscana’s Clinic | Dispensario Medico

Casa Franciscana’s clinic (“Dispensario Medico”), opened in 1971 in Guaymas by Franciscan friars, provides free medical and dental care to the poor, both prevention and treatment. Open 8:30am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday; from 8:30am to noon on Saturday.

What they need: Anyone with medical,

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Hijos del Rey Orphanage | Kings Kids Orphanage Guaymas

Hijos del Rey is an orphanage for the homeless or abandoned, currently with 13 kids, ranging from 2 months to 12 years old. Supported primarily by American and Canadian private donations and also through the San Carlos Community Church. The orphanage is 10 years old, and one boy who lived there for a decade is now in college.

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Comedor Apoyo Infantil

Children's kitchen 4Comedor Apoyo Infantil, the children’s kitchen in Guaymas, which provides children in need with something to eat, and a place to study or play safely after school. Ages range from pre-school to junior high. Open weekdays; volunteers needed 2-3 p.m.

WHAT THEY NEED: Volunteers to play with the kids (table games,

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Club Deportivo

Join Club Deportivo for one season ($15 per person) or become a lifetime member ($100 per family). Your membership entitles you to participate in all the Club Deportivo events. Here are examples of some of the many things that Club Deportivo offers each season:

  • exercise class
  • Bridge lessons
  • Contract Bridge
  • Tai Chi
  • Line Dancing
  • Ceramics

There are also annual events like the Welcome Back dinner and St Patrick’s Day Dinner.

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Alcoholics Anonymous San Carlos Mexico | Schedule & Locations

San Carlos has English speaking meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous. Click to see the schedule and locations.

Las Madrinas

Las Madrinas (The Godmothers) is a ladies club that physically and financially helps the Hogar Paz y Bien orphanage, which provides a home for needy and orphaned children in the Guaymas area. A group of volunteers from San Carlos teach English to pre-schoolers and older students. Volunteer teachers and helpers are needed and welcome.

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San Carlos DAR

DARSan Carlos Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, organized Dec. 2007.

The DAR is a women’s service organization that encourages patriotism, promotes historic preservation, and provides educational opportunities. NSDAR was organized in 1890 and its motto is God, Home and Country. San Carlos Chapter promotes education locally supporting a student through the CastawayKids.

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Liga de Arte San Carlos

art_leagueFor more information, contact Paty Brumm at


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