All You Need to Know about Volunteering Pandas in the Dujiangyan Panda Center


“Want to volunteer pandas? If yes, then visit Dujiangyan Panda Center. And to get a brief about what you need to do as a volunteer, read this article.”

Do you want to go for a holiday with your family just to break the monotony of life? If yes, then that’s a brilliant idea! Going for a vacation with your family once in a while is absolutely needed because it will allow you all to spend some quality time together and make your bond stronger. What? You think that I’m making up stories? Well then, you can have a word with any popular psychiatrist and ask him- “Can travelling bring unity in a family together?” And I bet, he/she would say yes. Apart from bringing a family together, there are a wide variety of other reasons to go for a vacation. For instance, it will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul and of course, help you bounce back to your daily routine with more energy. So, waste no more time and start planning a family vacation right away!

But have you thought about the destination? Well generally, what most of the people do when it comes to going for a vacation is that they travel to an “oh-so-happening!” place which is overcrowded and overly expensive. But if you don’t want to splurge much and want to visit a place that is less crowded, serene and picturesque, then visit Sichuan province of China. The beauty of this province is surely going to boggle your mind.

Panda Volunteering- One of the Best Things You Can Do if You Visit Sichuan

Wondering, is there anything “out-of-the-box” that you can do in Sichuan apart from just enjoying the scenic beauty? Well yes! There’s one thing that you can do apart from just clicking pictures of the greenery and majestic mountains and that is, volunteering pandas by booking a Chengdu Panda Tour from a reputed travel agency.

Well there are around three different panda bases in Sichuan that are a home to several giant pandas. But out of all those bases, there’s just one that gives you a chance to volunteer pandas and that is none other than the Dujiangyan Panda Center. But before you visit this base to volunteer these cute and cuddly creatures, here’s a brief about everything that you need to do in this base. So, take a look.

  1. First, you need to reach the panda base by 8:30 in the morning as that’s the reporting time for everyone who wants to volunteer these balls-of-fur.
  2. Next, you’ll need to learn about all the necessary safety announcements from an official who would be instructing and guiding you and then, sign the security agreement.
  3. After signing the security agreement papers and learning the safety measures, you will have to put on the work suit and gloves and wear the volunteer pass card that’ll be provided by the base before you enter the work premises (the panda enclosures).
  4. Once you enter, you will be instructed to do plenty of works for these fluffy creatures such as cleaning their enclosure and poop, throwing away all the old bamboos and bringing in the fresh ones, etc.
  5. After you are done cleaning their enclosure, the next thing that you’ll have to do is feed them panda cakes, carrots, bamboo shoot, or apples. And then, you can have lunch with the other staffs and take a break for 1.5 hours.
  6. Next, you will be taken to a room where the officials will make you watch a documentary on Pandas. And after that, you’ll have to clean their enclosure once again and feed them.
  7. Then, you will be taught how to prepare food for pandas (panda cakes).
  8. Last but not the least, you will be asked to answer some scientific questions about pandas (your answers must be based on your whole day’s observation).

Doesn’t this entire panda volunteer program sounds fun and educational? If your answer is yes, then go for it and get a certificate and souvenirs for volunteering them.

For more information on Pandas or other China adventure tours, wait for my next article!

Safikul Islam is a professional Software Engineer with vast experience in research and development field. Presently, He Works for TravelForU. He also has a strong passion for writing creative blogs and articles about travel,fashion, new technology,Jewelry and following the latest trends in these areas.

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