What is the project?
Dujiangyan Panda Park provides panda works for volunteer workers. Its mission is to raise money for panda protection and to give people knowledge about giant pandas to raise the awareness of protecting wild lives and nature. And it also provides opportunities for visitors/workers to have close experience with the lovely pandas.
Where is the Dujiangyan Panda Park?
Dujiang Panda Park is the only panda base in China that has Panda Volunteer project open to the public at present. Dujiangyan is in Sichuan Province 50km west to the capital city Chengdu. The panda park is located 20km south to the town of Dujiang yan near Daguan Village.
Who can do this project? What are the requirements?
Everyone who is able to travel to China can do this volunteer work. There are so far no specific requirements on doing this work.
How much is the volunteer work?
It is actually a project rather than volunteer works. One needs to pay 700 Chinese yuan per person per day to do the work. If you only want to do a half-day work, a full day’s charge is required.
What is the process of this project? Are there any details to be provided?
After you pay, one volunteer worker’s tag and working T-shirt will be given to you. And you need to sigh a contract of this volunteer work you are doing. You will be led by an English-speaking worker in the park to guide you through one day’s work. You are suggested to arrive at the park by 8:30 to 9:00.
The working includes:
- A) Feed the panda three times each day at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00, each feeding takes about 20 minutes. It is very exciting.
- B) Clean the panda enclosure one or two times before the feeding, each time takes about 40 minutes. This is very interesting.
How long can I do the volunteer work?
You can basically choose from half day to 4 days. Every day is charged 700 yuan per person.
Other activities you can do in the park between your volunteer work:
Visiting the red panda enclosure, hiking to the tea farm in the park, watching panda documentaries, if there is child involved, you can consider making panda bread or attending a panda lecture.
To join in a Panda Volunteer Work in Dujiangyan Panda Base, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 86-13689094250.