Panda Volunteer Program
Panda Volunteer Program is an interesting and meaningful activity that has attracted thousands of visitors all over the world to join in. There are three panda bases in Sichuan, China that used to provide panda volunteer program. They are Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, Bifengxia Panda Reserve and Dujiangyan Panda Base. But, due to the canine distemper epidemic occurred to pandas, Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center and Bifengxia Panda Reserve have closed Panda volunteer program since January 2015. At present, only Dujiangyan Panda Base offers Panda volunteer program. Therefore, if you plan to join a panda volunteer program and want to take pictures with a panda, you had better choose to visit Dujiangyan Panda Base.
What to Do in Panda Volunteer Job
The specific jobs you have to do are cleaning the panda enclosure, sweeping out pandas’ excrement, making their nutritious cake under the instruction of the professional keepers and feed them by yourself. Moreover, you will be provided the chance to watch a documentary movie about panda facts,panda life and the skills of rescuing wild sick pandas, which will help you to get more information about pandas. After finishing all these jobs, you will receive the Panda Volunteer Certificate issued by the Panda Conservation and Research Center. Then the panda volunteer program will come to an end.
Specific Time Schedule
Complete registration procedure; put on the work suit and gloves, wear the volunteer pass card before go to the work place; announce the panda volunteer matters need attention to volunteers.
Carry out the leftovers, wash and clean the panda enclosures, sweep out the panda feces, clean bamboo, etc.
Visit other panda enclosures, tour around the panda base.
Feed the panda with bamboo or other food, like carrot, panda cake and apple.
Have lunch with the staff in the canteen and have a rest;Visit around the base and see the cute panda if you like.
Watch a panda documentary movie to learn more about the scientific facts and the life of a panda.
Clean the panda enclosures and feed them again.
Prepare food for the panda and learn to make the panda cake.
15:30 and after
Answer some scientific questions about pandas through your whole experience; Plant bamboo and trees; get the panda volunteer certificate and souvenirs; the panda volunteer experience comes to an end.
Please Note:This time schedule will be adjusted if the current situation changes.
Optional Panda Holding Program
During your volunteer program, you can have the time to join the Panda Holding Program that you can hug a panda and take picture with it. The fee of Panda holding program is not included in panda volunteer program, so you have to pay extra 1800RMB for your panda holding program.
Requirements for Applying for Panda Volunteer Program
1. The base can only accept up to 20 volunteers at any one time, so you properly have to apply for Panda Volunteer Program at least a week in advance.
2. You need to fill the Application Form and Health Examination Form when you applying.
3. The age of the volunteer is restricted from 12 to 65.
4. Panda Volunteer program will be suspended during the Chinese New Year Holiday.
Notes for Volunteers
1. Please do not make aloud noises that may startle pandas.
2. Please do not throw any food to pandas without the permission of the professional keepers.
3. Please keep following the instruction of the professional keepers in order to insure your safety.
4. Please notice that the itinerary and the time schedule above may be adjusted according to the current situation.
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