Being A Proud Panda Volunteer for One Day
Panda Volunteer Program
* Get up close and personal with China’s most revered and iconic
animal, the Giant Panda!
* Feed pandas, prepare meals for pandas, clean their houses, and
learn how to care them.
* Receive a certificate of being a proud panda volunteer for one
day in your life.
Our panda volunteer programs offers our guests a full day experience
of taking care of the giant pandas at the Chengdu panda reserve
centers located in Dujiangyan and Wolong.
a brief training by the professional care specialists, the
volunteers will start with cleaning pandas’ homes like custodians,
preparing lunch for the pandas and feed the pandas. After the lunch
break, the volunteers will clean pandas’ mess and prepare for their
afternoon desert and feed the pandas again. In the end, the
volunteers will receive the certificates that they can show off
their friends of having worked for the lovely pandas for one day in
their lives. The entire volunteer work is from 9 am to 4:30 pm. So,
this is a full-day adventure with the endangered animal.
Dujiangyan Panda Base is one and half hours away from Chengdu. It is
a closer panda base that provides the volunteer opportunity. Founded
in 2014, there are about 20 pandas raised here. The Wolong Panda
Base is two and half hours away from Chengdu. More than 30 pandas are
living in this center. Usually, we go for Dujiangyan which is
closer. There is a limit of 25 volunteers per day for this center.
Once the registration with this center is full, we will consider
driving further to Wolong.
Qualified Ages of Participants: 12 to 65 years old.
Younger kids under 12 are not permitted to work as volunteers. But
they do not have to feel bored. They can tour the center
with our tour guides, watch their parents’ work and watch funny
panda videos. They can have a gourmet lunch together with their
To get to Chengdu, you may fly from Beijing, Shanghai or any other
major port of entries in China, or fly directly from the overseas
with direct flight to Chengdu.
Many participants have a connection tour by visiting Xian where the
Terracotta Warriors museum is located and taking a bullet train down
to Chengdu for three and half hours. It is the China’s latest bullet
train line that connect the two major cities together. To learn
more about this connection trip, please visit our Facebook page at