A number of local Puerto Vallarta volunteer clubs and groups invite visitors to their meetings and activities. Check with the tourist information office (tel. 322/223-2500, ext. 230 or 232, fax ext. 233, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat.) or see the events calendar and directory pages in Vallarta Today or Vallarta Tribune.
The International Friendship Club, or Club Internacional de la Amistad (Parian del Puente office complex, local 13, P.O. Box 604, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48350, tel. 322/222-5466, www.pvmexico.com, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri.), an all- volunteer service club, sponsors a number of health, educational, and cultural projects. It welcomes visitors to the (usually second Monday) monthly general membership meeting. For more information, see the events calendar section of Vallarta Today, the directory page of the Vallarta Tribune, or drop by the office behind the HSBC bank, above the north bank of the Río Cuale Avenida Insurgentes (upper) bridge.
The Ecology Group of Vallarta, a group of local citizens willing to work for a cleaner Puerto Vallarta, welcomes visitors to its activities and regular meetings. Contact Ron Walker (tel. 322/222-0897, rc_walkermx [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] mx) for more information.
The S.O.S. Animal (local tel. 044-322/227-5519 or 322/221-0078) protection association is working to humanely reduce the number of stray and abandoned animals on Puerto Vallarta streets. Call for more information, or see the directory page of the Vallarta Tribune.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Puerto Vallarta, 7th edition