Volunteerism & Community Organizations
Alamos is a community that lends itself to becoming involved for the betterment of all whether you are interested in social or environmental issues. Here are a few of the organizations asking for participants!
Alamos History Club
Alamos History Association meets once a week October thru March each Thursdays except for holidays. AHA has been part of the Alamos community for over 25 years, celebrating the history of the pueblo and Sonora.
Los Amigos De Alamos – Scholarship Fund
Los Amigos de Education de Alamos’ objective is ‘to support the Alamos community in their efforts to further the education of their children’. Home and Garden tours are organized on weekly basis from October to May as well as annual fundraising events to raise scholarship funds. Education in Mexico is free up to grade six. However, students still have to buy informs, school supplies and lunches. A bi-cultural committee selects recipients based on scholastics and financial need.
Sister City with Scottsdale, Arizona
The Sister City program between Alamos and Scottsdale is focused on Health and Education. They offer six-month interchanges for high school students. Sister City and Rotary host annual Jazz Festival.
Clinica Integral Almas
Clinica Integral Almas is dedicated to systemic change rural communities of Northwest, Mexico. A Mexican Non-profit with the vision to be an integrative model of community health; one that promotes the value of each life, honors diversity, and supports the latent potential of traditional indigenous knowledge to achieve a society with quality health care and development through economic, social, cultural and sustainable means. Project partnerships include the International Rotary. Learn more.
The Anza Project
“The Expeditions and the Colonization of Alta California”, is a permanent exhibit of the Museo Costumbrista. The exhibit is the culmination of a project that AHA has worked on for several years. It has the focus of how Alamos in the 1770’s played a large roll in the success of these expeditions to San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.
Las Comrades De Alamos – Godmothers
Annual luncheon fashion show and sales from the thrift shop help volunteers distribute baskets of food and clothing items to less fortunate families in the area.
More than 300 families receive needed supplies at Christmas and Easter.
Nationwide program under the direction of the local Mayor’s wife provides support to children, women and the elderly throughout the county. Volunteers for food distribution are always welcomed.
Casa Hogar Alamos – Seniors Home
Annual fundraiser and community donations help support the Seniors Home in the Center of town. Donations are welcomed and weekly volunteer visitors help make a seniors’ day.
FE Y Esperanza
Local non-profit for the education, screening and prevention of Breast Cancer. Funds are raised locally through the sponsorship of events.
Alamos Dog Foundation
Aiming to alleviate the suffering of street dogs in Alamos by neutering, vaccinating and tagging with ADF collar so that they can be easily identified. Fundraising for continued operations are always welcomed.
Organizations Creating Greater Awareness for the Environment in the areas near Alamos are several.
Parque La Colorada De Alamos, A. C.
A Mexican Non-Profit with a local board administer the Community Park with emphasis on Education, Preservation, and Recreation. Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails with identifying educational markers.
Area De Protection De Flora Y Fauna Sierra De Alamos – Rio Cuchujaqui (APFF)
The goals of the 247,000 Acre Reserve, the APFF, are Protection, Management, Restoration, Cultural Conservation and Education of the Sierra de Alamos and the Cuchujaqui River. Reserve staff monitor and provide services from their local office in Barrio Las Palmas.
Navopatia Field Station
Navopatia Field Station non-profit organization involved in Conservation, Education, and Research on the Sea of Cortez in Southern Sonora, Mexico. The research station at Navopatia is operated by graduate students of Evergreen State College during months of November to May.
Nature and Culture International (NIC)
International Non-profit dedicated to the conservation of biological and cultural
diversity. They act locally to protect highly biodiverse and threatened ecosystems
through concrete actions with local staff.
NCI’s local work includes the 15,116 acre Monte Mojino Reserve (ReMM) with a focus on protecting one of the least fragmented, most biologically diverse examples of tropical deciduous forest as well as the endangered species that calls it home, in collaboration with the local communities. The goal is to expand the reserve to encompass 25,000 acres of spectacular scenery and biodiversity by purchasing key land parcels. ReMM lies within the Alamos Federal Reserve, a federally protected area of roughly 247,000 acres established in 1996 and overseen by CONANP, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas.