Home | Asia | My Amazing Time Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center
a

My Amazing Time Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center


Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center

Ya’an City, China

Let me just start by saying that I absolutely LOVE giant pandas. This was the main reason that I decided to volunteer at the Giant Panda Center in China. When I was signing up, I thought I was going to spend most of my time cleaning up after the pandas. I’m not going to lie, there was some of that, but I never would have expected that I would get to hand feed these adorable creatures three times a day.

In between feedings, the best way to spend spare time was in the panda kindergarten. The cubs were so full of energy!

For a GoEco volunteer, feeding time was the best part of the day.
Feeding time was the best part of the day.
A GoEco volunteer visits the panda kindergarten
The panda kindergarten had the most adorable baby pandas!

Other than working with the pandas, the best part of the trip was meeting new people from all over the world. I’d never left the United States before this trip, so getting to know people from all over Europe and Asia was tons of fun!

The GoEco volunteers and panda staff
The volunteers and panda staff

Chengdu is a beautiful city. There were lots of interesting places to visit and learn about. After we left the city, we stayed in the mountains of Bifengxia where the panda base was. The scenery was beautiful and there was plenty of time on the weekends to explore. I also got to check out a local ancient village which was beautiful and full of history. The open markets and tea houses were full of friendly people that were excited to see travelers.

 A GoEco volunteer discovers that Chengdu had some beautiful buildings and art
Chengdu had some beautiful buildings and art

I also hiked through the mountains near the panda base. There were huge waterfalls and a lot of signs explaining the history of what the area was used for. There were even coffins hanging on the side of the mountain that were thousands of years old!

A GoEco volunteer finds beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls near the panda center
The beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls near the panda center

Overall, this was the best experience of my life. I got to spend a lot of time with the most adorable animals. I got to become great friends with people from all over the world, some of whom I still keep in touch with. I got to learn a bit about China’s history and culture and explore some beautiful places in the process. Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center is a trip that is definitely worth taking!

Get involved and begin the journey of your lifetime! Click here for more details about the

Giant Panda Center in China!

Share with your friends
Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest0Share on LinkedIn0

Featured Post

a

Isra(h)el(l) – Or What? Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel So, my friend and I ...