Volunteering at The Panda Centers in China
The volunteer program at Bifengxia has been temporarily suspended due to construction at the base. The volunteer program at Dujiangyan is currently open to the public. You can e-mail the Dujiangyan panda base at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Few things are as delightful as observing the wonders of the Giant Panda first hand. Even though Pandas International is located in Littleton, Colorado (a suburb of Denver) and not in China, we CAN offer experience-based advice on volunteering opportunities with the pandas for the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas (CCRCGP). The Bifengxia Panda Center is currently NOT accepting visitors and due to the 2008 Earthquake, the Wolong center is closed to volunteers until construction of the new center is completed and the volunteer program is reinstated. The Bifengxia Panda Center is still open to the public to see the Pandas and the Dujiangyan Panda Center is open for Volunteering.
If you are interested in volunteering, you will need to arrange your own travel to and from China and to and from the Dujiangyan Panda Center. The travel agencies listed below offer assistance in arranging both travel and lodging. Once you have travel arranged, you may contact the Dujiangyan Panda Center with the dates you plan on volunteering at the reserve. The volunteer program can be reached at email@example.com. Please do NOT ask Pandas International to book your volunteer experience as we are not located in China and cannot help.
Depending on the time of year and the tour you select, volunteer service will cost approximately $100 per day (700RMB). In order to volunteer, you should be in generally good health and the Panda Center requires you to have a medical form filled out prior to arriving. The Dujiangyan Panda Center or Pandas International can e-mail you the medical form. Children under the age of 10 are generally not allowed to volunteer.