Panda Volunteer Work
Panda Volunteer work is a project available at China Conservation and Research Centers for the Giant Panda in and around Chengdu. This project allows panda lovers to interact and have close and special experience with the lovely pandas in China.
Where can I do the Panda Volunteer Work?
1. Dujiangyan Panda Base
Dujiangyan Panda Base is also called “China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base (CCRCGP Dujiangyan Base)”. It is also known as “Dujiangyan Panda Park”. It is a panda base built after the 2008 earthquake to accommodate the pandas from the ruined base of Wolong. It was open to public since 2014. Dujiangyan Panda Base is known for its Panda Volunteer Project and Panda Hugging Project. It is also available for just visiting.
2. Wolong Panda Base
Wolong Panda Base is called China Research and Protection Center of Giant Pandas Wolong Base. It is a new panda base opened in 2016 and serves the same purpose as the Dujiangyan Panda Base after the 2008 earthquake which ruined the original Wolong Panda Sanctuary. At Wolong Panda Base there are in total about 30 pandas kept in the enclosures. Wolong Panda Base locates in the mountains, which is believed to have the most suited natural environment for pandas.
3. Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base
Bifengxia Panda Base is also called “China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda Bifengxia Base (CCRCGP Bifengxia Base)”. It was opened to public in 2003 and the second panda base after the former ruined Wolong Panda Base. It is by size the biggest panda base in China. Pandas here are wilder and the zoo itself is leafier. There are about 30-50 pandas living at Bifengxia Panda Base. A less-visited panda base near Chengdu but with the authentic touch of panda hometown.
When can I do the Panda Volunteer Work? Is it available every day?
Panda Volunteer Work is available every day. The work starts by 9:00 am and ends by 14:30 in the afternoon.
One can do the volunteer work from half day to multiple days.
Requirements for Panda Volunteer Work
Volunteer Age: 10-70, juniors and seniors are advised to be companied by adults.
Fee: CNY700 per person
Documents: passport/visa/health certificate
How to book a Panda Volunteer Work?
Chengdu Tour Guide is a full time agent of panda bases, we have booked for many panda volunteers. Just send us an email and we will make the reservation for you! It is fast and safe.
What are the process/details of Panda Volunteer Work?
After arrive at the panda base, you will sign up to the volunteer work first. A pair of working gloves and a working uniform will be given to you along with a volunteer work tag. You will start to do the work by around 9:00 o’clock.
The work includes:
1.Cleaning the panda room, collecting old bamboos and panda poops from panda room and enclosure to make sure it is clean and tidy. Prepare fresh bamboos for the pandas. This will normally take up to 1 hour to finish.
2.Please note feeding panda is no longer part of Panda Volunteer work since 2023. instead you will watch panda keepers feeding the pandas.
3.By 13:00 there is documentary you can watch at the base to learn something about pandas. While you can also just rest in their resting hall or to walk around the panda base to see more pandas. The documentary is about 1 hour’s time.
4. Visit the rescued pandas and watch panda keepers feed the pandas.
5.After the second time feeding, you have a chance to make panda cakes. You can basically make the pastry into different shapes and put them in the tray for streaming. This activity is optional.
You will have an English-speaking panda keeper with you throughout your work. You will learn a lot about pandas and panda works.
The volunteer work is above all not hard.
To Do Panda Volunteer Work - Useful Tips
You are recommended to make the reservations 3-4 weeks prior to your arrival.
You are recommended to arrive at the panda base before 9:00am.
You are recommended to wear water-proof shoes
You are suggested not to wear too much perfume or make-up.