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Volunteers are needed to protect the future of Giant Pandas in Bifengxia Panda Base, Chengdu.

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Why organized Panda Volunteering Program?

2008 Chinese earthquake in Wenchuan county heavily devastated the HOME of Giant Panda. Countless rocks, crashing down from nearby mountains, loomed over the panda living areas and destroyed hundreds of patchs of bamboos. Great efforts have been made to rescue this endangered species, and at present only approximately 1,600 pandas are existing in Chengdu Province. While saving this lovely creature truly needs more perseverance. Bifengxia Panda Base, a new base relocated from world-famous Wolong Panda Base, now calls for volunteers from home and abroad to take a part in safeguarding the lives of its pandas.

What will I do in the base if I joined ?

baby panda in BifengxiaSpending several days with panda in Bifengxia Base provides you, your family and your children with unique experience, and that will be so special and memorable in your life. You will work together with the staff in the base in same uniform during their working hours. Commonly volunteers activities include preparing the food for the pandas (such as apples, panda bread, carrots, bamboo), cleaning their enclosures and accompany them when needed. Volunteers can gain comprehensive knowledges about the giant panda and unique breeding experience. Occasionally volunteers are asked to help in providing medical care for the pandas and do some related research.

Panda Volunteer Program Details

Location : Bifengxia Panda Base, Ya'an, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Program Duration : minimum 1 week. Also you can add more week if need, kindly make remarks in the enquiry.
Arrival and departure : Chengdu airport on the Sunday before the start date
Requirements on volunteer : Need to be minimum 18 years old or be accompanied by an adult. Also be in good physical health with a positive attitude towards volunteering.
Itineraries : Kindly see Itineraries section for details.

Be a Panda Volunteer Now !

Complete your order right away! Don't miss the wonderful opportunity to have close touch with the lovely pandas. Limited 20 volunteers per group. Go now!

Group Code Starting Day of
1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks Join us !
PAVT-1601 Jan.4 / 11 / 18 / 25 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1602 Feb. 22 / 29 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1603 Mar.7 / 14 / 21 / 28 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1604 Apr.4 / 11 / 18 / 25 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1605 May 2 / 9 / 16 / 23 / 30 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1606 Jun.6 / 13 / 20 / 27 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1607 Jul.4 / 11 / 18 / 25 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1608 Aug.1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1609 Sept.5 / 12 / 19 / 26 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1610 Oct.3 / 10 / 17 / 24 / 31 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1611 Nov.7 / 14 / 21 / 28 $609 $1189 $1759
PAVT-1612 Dec.5 / 12 / 19 / 26 $609 $1189 $1759


Airport pick up on due arrival day
One day tour in Chengdu
Transfer to the Bifengxia Panda Base
All food & accommodation in the base
All programs listed in itineraries
24-hour local support
Transfer back to Chengdu on Saturday morning when the tour ends

Food and Accommodation at Bifengxia Panda Base

Bifengxia Panda Base Room Bifengxia Panda Base Room
Good news! Bifengxia Panda Base recently refurbished its rooms in modern way, as good as ones in big city. You can enjoy staying in a clean and comfortable room, perhaps you will share a room with other volunteer. If you want to own a room exclusively, you will be charged for a room supplement. (e.g. during the high season, it costs 100 Euro per week for the Private room.)
The room supplies LCD TV, 24-hour hot water, free drinking water with no fridge in room. Kindly remember that you'd better bring a power converter (110V to 220V) for adapting your laptop and cellphone, etc. Three meals per day are provided, including chinese & western style breakfast (milk, toast, coffee, tea, noodles) and typicall chinese lunch and dinner, consisting of local dishes, rice, noodles, vegetables and some meat. In addition, many interesting activities in the afternoon, such as Chinese lesson, cultural explanation, cooking activities, Chinese dumpling making, are held to intrigue you. Also many DVDs about the Pandas are available so that the participants can watch in leisure time.

FAQs of Panda Volunteer Tour


How to get there ?

The program starts from Sunday, and on that day our English-speaking guide will meet you at Chengdu Airport at scheduled time, and transfer to Chengdu city (1 hour). You will be settled in Traffic Inn Chengdu, then enjoy free time of the rest day. On Monday you will have a full day of sightseeing in Chengdu. On Tuesday, you will be escorted to Bifengxia Panda Base (3 hours).
* If you arrive in Chengdu earlier than our scheduled time, kindly note that you will take all costs (incl. hotel, sightseeing and dining) at your expense before Sunday.


Any restriction on my physical condition ?

Volunteers should be in good condition both physically and mentally, and the work in the base is not strenuous. If any problem, you could call for 24-hour local support.


Any shops in the base ?

Several small grocery stores are in and around the Panda base. While if you want to go for supermarket or big stores, you need to go to the nearest city, Ya'an, which is approx 20 minutes by taxi from the base.


Any communication facilities in the base ?

Free PC's / internet access and free wi-fi facilities are available at the on-site Information Centre during the hours of 8am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm. There are also many internet cafes in Ya'an city (approx 2 Yuan/hour).


What can I do with my free time ?

After you have completed your normal daily duties of cleaning, feeding etc., there is a fair bit of free time. After all, pandas, being wild animals also like their own space! To occupy yourself, please note the following facilities / activities are available on-site:
- Mahjong games
- Free Chinese language lessons available when required
- Paper Craft
- Chinese Calligraphy
- Learn to sing one Chinese song
- Free walking in the Panda Reserve
- Volunteer Center - this is a general area where most volunteers will take time to relax or chat.
- Tour in Ya'an - shopping & trying hot-pot (the famous local cuisine)
- Chinese dumpling making
- Culture lesson
There is also a bar/common room in the hotel and there is a TV area.

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