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Submitted on Feb 14, 2020 Useful Info

Become a panda volunteer at the Panda Conservation Center

  • A unique experience with one of the most loved animals, The Panda!
  • Get close with the Panda’s and learn how to care them.
  • Receive a certificate of being a proud panda volunteer.


Chengdu panda reserve centers are located in Dujiangyan. The panda volunteer program offers me a full day experience of taking care of the giant pandas.

As a volunteer I got to work from 9 am to 4:30 pm. I was given brief training by the professional who care for these loving animals. I did the following work - Clean, prepare their lunch and feed the pandas. The helper showed me how they clean the pandas homes and I again got to feed the pandas up close and personal. After the day ended, I receive a honorable certificate.

Founded in 2014, there are about 20 pandas living and breeding here. Due to safety reasons only volunteers between the ages of 12 and 65 can participate.

If you have younger siblings under the age of 12 they can tour the panda centers with their guardian and watch as they feed the pandas. Then you all join together to have a gourmet lunch.

You can fly directly to Chengdu or major international airports or fly from within China from Beijing a, Shanghai etc. If you have a tour to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors, you can take a bullet train to Chengdu for only 4 hours.


User submitted photo of Chengdu

User submitted photo of Chengdu


To be a Panda volunteer

1. You must be at least 12 years old;

2. You are healthy with no illnesses


Best way to get to Chengdu for the panda volunteer program


Travel to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors. Then you can take the bullet train that is 4 hours to Chengdu. This is also the cheapest way to get to Chengdu and it will save on your travel time.