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can I take voluntary (internship) work for giant panda bears?
In general, we arrange voluntary work in Wolong (Bifengxia), Chengdu
Panda Center, Fuzhou Panda World.
All just listed in our webpage
Panda Volunteering Trip.
and Internship work.
What is the favour if do volunteer work in
Wolong National Natural Reserve?
In general, if working in the Panda Research Center or Bifengxia Panda
Base, then you can have more time
to view the giant panda bear activity such as: mother play with baby
panda bear, panda cub sukling, holding for play, panda sleeping in tree,
hanging up in the tree, struggle each other, climbing up, eating,
What kind of volunteering work to do?
In general, we can arrange all professional fields in pandas for you, as
well as tourist voluntary work. In
the wild to investigation the pandas population and the habitat of
pandas, the wild food conditions as an ranger; in the laboratory
assisting keepers in activity records, behavior research,
house cleaning, feeding, bamboo food procedure, weight the body, nursing and management etc.
As for tourists, usually do some cleaning, feeding, body measure, records works
How to make Volunteering tour reservation? How
do I take this program programme or project.
Take giant panda bear volunteer program programme and book this
panda voluntary project, do panda tour reservation step by setp
1, You'd better e-mail us your information (marked in your
passport: full Name, Sex, Birth of Date,
Nationality/citizenship, Passport number with it's copy;
Introduction about yourself on this project, accurate date to
arrival and duration days, members in your party, Certificate of
your Body Health etc), estimated flight of arrival and
departure, so that we can apply the permit for you; 2, once the
tour and flight available, then we will inform you of
arrangement, and also inform you to bank wire
full payment to the account of our corp..(account be e-mailed to
you in our e-mail sooner); 3, after your payment has reached
into our account fully, we will make re-confirmation to you on
this reservation, and e-mail you some details about your tour.
4, As to the Healthy Body Certificate, any form from your
doctor, it certify that you have not any history of infectious
disease, and certify your body healthy now, the aim is to keep
pandas away from any virus away. So after your body examination,
you'd better keep your body healthy, as healthy as your
volunteering. 5, Your work will be assigned by local reserve per
your experience, length and education, usually do something as
cleaning, body measurement, feeding, recording, interpretor or
translator etc. 6, We keep the right to postpone your time to
volunteer if some important project to be done in Reserve or too
busy to arrange your volunteering.
And there are assistants to direct you while you do voluntary
work in Reserve, so please bring some gifts to these assistants.
Also please keep the Certificate of your Body Health to
Any language problem?
If in laboratory or researching house, as well as tourist volunteering
work under the guidance and direction of local feeder or keeper, usually no problem, it is not
necessary that you must speak Chinese; but if in the wild, then we must
arrange English speaking guide or students for your exchange.
In general there is panda voluntary work assistant will help you in
exchangement if necessary.
Can children join?
Yes, any child can do volunteering work, but better with adults if under
12years old. And the cost is the same as adult for children .
How about meals?
If in local reserve staff restaurant, then cost about 3-10USD/day; if in
local hotel, then cost about 8-40USD/day; if in the wild, then cost
about 10-20USD/day. Local Chinese style food. And we will arrange cost
you 3-5USD per set-meal in the local hostel.
How about the accommodation?
If not marked in tour itinerary, then usually as: tents or local
peasants house arranged if in the wild; local reserve house arranged if
your request; in general we will arrange the best accommodation if
Usually in Panda Inn hotel two stars, very simple, but new decorated in
2007; if need four
stars hotel as Wolong in Wolong Town, 7 km from the volunteering site--Panda
Garden or Panda Center, daily cost extra 10Euros for transfer (2 single
And you do volunteering in the Panda Garden, which about 50 meters away
from the Panda Inn hotel; and about 7KM to Wolong Town..
And in Bifengxia: if hostel then door to door (or 5 mintues) between
Panda Base and hostel; about 5 KM by park bus if in 3* Bifengxia Grand
hotel; about 30KM (single way) by private car transfers daily if in 4*
(the best in Ya'an area) Hongzhu hotel, if so cost extra 20USD extra
daily by local privte car.
Can we do voluntary
panda tour longer or shorter?
Yes. We can adjust it to meet your needs. All tours are tailored or
customized trip arrangement for you.
Healthy Body Certificate?
Issued by your doctor with his or her signature in official paper.
Can I hold or take panda in lap for photo or picture?
Yes, you can.
Please view Donation-picture project
and panda interact programmes.
What is the voluntary cloth (lab coat) rental?
Extra cost 150CNY/p.p for short term, and 300CNY/p.p. for long term
(5 days and more) for cloth rental, labrotary cloth.
Payment in cash by yourself while registration in Panda Base (Panda
Can I get
a voluntary certificate?
Yes, it is included in our quotation.
What is the Office Time for voluntary work?
01May-30Sep: 08:00-11:00, 14:00-17:30
01Oct-30Apr(2nd year): 08:30-11:30, 13:30-17:00
Above is for Wolong.
If in Chengdu panda center, then
08:15-11:30, 13:30-15:30 in the afternoon.
What is the volunteering Time?
Working hours for volunteer depend on yourself.
How about illness?
You can visit the pandas and hiking if you can stand while you are in
illness; but you can't touch pandas, and you can't do volunteering if in
Tour arranged as private tour or group tour?
In general, all panda tours arranged as private tour.
Private tour, it marked in quotation with "private tour"
or "transportation and transfer by private car, private English speaking
guide service".Or it will be group tour.
Can I interact or pet pandas?
Yes, just take our volunteering panda tour, and ask our experienced
guide to arrange it, but cost extra, please view
How about the Visa to China?
Visa arranged by yourself, in
general it is very easy to apply the visa. If necessary, we can do a
invitation letter for you, but before invitation letter to you, we
must make out the schedule and cost, as well as deposit made to us.
Anyway we can't guarantee it!
Chinese Tourist Invitation Letter.
How about the International air tickets?
In our quotation does
not included the International flight, and the international flight by
yourself via your local agent at cheaper price.
Internet Access available?
available in Wolong, free of charge, you can use the internet &
computer at the time: noon time, before and after working dalily. Place: in the
Voluntary Registeration Office for all our arranged
Internet access is not available in any hostel (hotel) in Bifengxia.
No wireless access internet in Wolong (Bifengxia).
How about the noon time if stay in Wolong hotel?
You can take internet
and computer in the Club House, as well as have panda magazine and other
reading materials for you to share your noon time in the 2nd floor of
Club House. But if you stay in Panda inn hotel, you can go back about 5
minutes to your room for noon rest!
How about the Daily Transportation if
accommodation in Wolong hotel? (Hongzhu hotel in Bifengxia)
We will try to arrange
daily transportation service (one time from Wolong hotel to Panda Garden
in the morning about 08:00, another time from Panda Garden to Wolong
hotel at about 17:00), and this transportation car offered by local car,
cost extra about 10Euros daily.
How about the Spare Time while volunteering?
We will try to arrange
for 3days or more days voluntary tourists as: 1, visit the panda
hospital in Panda Garden; 2, have a local dinner in local family or
local family visit; 3, you
can talk with the Club House staff or expert in pandas.
obey China's law and the
Panda Security Agreement & Safety Announcements
All above information subject to our confirmation