Panda Care

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fondée en 2009
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Coordinateur | Jeremy
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Protect pandas - the most delightful and captivating animal!
Learn more about pandas by observing them at the base!
Work with pandas: providing basic care, prepare food and feeding the animals!
Explore the local village with fellow volunteers!
Learn some useful Chinese vocabulary!
Get very close to the amazing pandas and work with staff to help keep them fed, clean and happy! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

The panda:

The panda is one of the most delightful and captivating of animals, and has long been a highly recognised symbol for wildlife conservation. Recently, the Giant Panda was downgraded from the status of endangered, but its future is still very vulnerable. Estimates place the total number of pandas in the world at only about 1600, most of these in Sichuan Province.

The project:

You’ll have plenty of time to photograph, and observe the pandas at the base, as you get to understand more about this rare and wonderful species.

Volunteers are needed to help safeguard the future of the Giant Panda in China.

Most of the work will involve providing basic care for the pandas; preparing food, feeding the animals, and cleaning the enclosures. You might be asked to help the trainers to collect behavioural data on the animals; or help out with the various research, and veterinary projects at the base.

We’ll offer free Chinese classes every day from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.; you don’t have to attend, but we hope they’ll help you start to feel at home in this wonderful country. 

Cultural Immersion:

During the first week we’ll introduce you to the other volunteers staying with us; you’ll be able to spend some time getting to know them, and our co-ordinators. You’ll go for a short tour around the local village, and see the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. In the winter months, you can pick the fruits from the trees in the local fields. In the afternoon, we’ll give you an introduction to the language, and teach you some key words and phrases.

Below is a schedule to give you an idea of what the first week will be like. It is only intended to be a rough guide; every schedule can be customised according to your choices.

Schedule:

The schedule below should give you an idea of what to expect on your first week in China:

Day One

  • We’ll introduce you to the other volunteers staying with us; you’ll be able to spend some time getting to know them, and our co-ordinators. You’ll go for a short tour around the local village, and see the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. In the winter months, you can pick the fruits from the trees in the local fields. In the afternoon, we’ll give you an introduction to the language, and teach you some key words and phrases.
Day Two
  • The day begins with breakfast, and a briefing on the details of your adventure. You’ll visit Lianhua Town, and we’ll help you register at the local police station; it’s required that all foreigners explain where they intend to live during their stay in China.
  • You’ll visit the local fair, and we’ll show you where the convenience store is. Here, you’ll be able to buy any supplies you might need, and even pick up a SIM card to use with your mobile phone. In the evening, we’ll challenge you to a game of Mahjong, and teach you about Chinese numbers.
Day Three
  • Breakfast today will be a little special. We’ll provide a traditional Chinese breakfast, with Gongcheng You Cha; a special local tea. We’ll introduce you to the tea ceremony, and show you how to prepare it in the traditional way.
  • You’ll visit the village of Hengshan, where you can climb the amazing tower, and take in the spectacular views. There is also a traditional well here so you’ll get an idea of how local people used to live.
  • In the evening, there’ll be a special cooking and language class. We’ll teach you the words and phrases you’ll need to go to the market and buy the ingredients. Once you have gathered your supplies, we’ll help you cook your own dinner. We won’t force you to eat it!
Day Four
  • Your day will start with another language lesson, and a discussion about your cultural experiences so far. You’ll have the chance to do some origami, and try your hand at Chinese calligraphy.
  • In the afternoon, you’ll visit Hongyan Village, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk among the forest of fruit trees. You might choose to walk to the Fengyu bridge to enjoy the architecture; or row a boat along the beautiful river.
Day Five
  • After another language class in the morning, you’ll have lunch in Gongcheng County, where you can try the local food. You’ll visit a primary school, and be introduced to the Chinese education system. Later on, you’ll have the chance to visit a Confucian temple, and a Guangong temple in Gongcheng Town. There’s also a beautiful river here that you can walk along.
Day Six, and Seven
  • We’ll finish the week with some group discussions, and you’ll get a chance to share your experiences with your fellow adventurers. After that, you’re free to enjoy your weekend however you choose.

Journée Typique

You’ll work closely with the staff at the Panda Base to 

  • prepare food and feed the pandas
  • clean the enclosures 
  • help ensure this is a safe and secure environment for the animals
  • help provide medical care to the Pandas (occasionally) 
  • assist in research projects 

Once you have registered at the Panda reserve, and collected your uniform and staff card, you’ll meet your trainer. You’ll work closely together during your stay, and they’ll help give you an idea of what a job in conservation is like. For your own safety, you must follow their instructions at all times. If you are having trouble following your schedule, they’ll be happy to help you with it.

We’ll provide you with orientation DVDs, to help you understand more about the project, and take you on a tour of the Panda Base.

Activités de Loisir

Your evenings and weekends will provide you with free time, which you can use to explore the region, or simply relax. There’s a regular bus service from the nearby Ya’an City that will take you to Chengdu, if you wish to tour the city, and do some shopping.

The forests in the area are extremely dense and wild; walking into them alone can be dangerous, as you can easily get lost. If you want to explore, we suggest that you find a group with an experienced guide, or ask someone at the Panda Base; we’ll be happy to help organise an excursion.

Shopping /
Souvenirs
Randonnée

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (couramment)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
No previous skills are necessary, however you will need to speak English at a native or near-native level.
Minimum 1 week commitment - 30+ hours a week
Necessary vaccinations.
Necessary flights & visas.
Full travel & medical insurance.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi

Services inclus

Services de Global Nomadic
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Drinks
  • Airport Pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities
Transfert de l'aéroport Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
You will be met at Chengdu airport and transported to the project location by bus. 

You need to arrive on the Sunday before your start date (each Monday) to be picked up from the airport. If you need to arrive earlier or later, additional fees will apply. Check with us before booking any flights.

Logement

During your visit, you’ll stay in the hotel within the nature reserve next to the Panda Base. It’s run by local people. You’ll share a room with two to four other people, but every room has a bathroom attached to it, and can provide hot water 24 hours a day. 

There are a few small shops in and around the panda base; and a bar and common room opposite the hotel, where you can relax, watch TV, and share your experiences with other adventurers.

The Panda Base can provide free Internet access during working hours; but when you need money, or wish to use an Internet cafe, you’ll have to make the short trip into Ya’an City. If you need medical assistance at any time, there’s a clinic at the base, and several good hospitals in Ya’an.

Private rooms are available for an additional fee (depending on currency exchange rate) per week.

Dortoir Hôtel
Aliments & Boissons
All your meals will be provided for you, there will be a lot of local, spicy food. 
Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) à Chengdu. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Chine.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Chine te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Chine, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Chine.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

The project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday.

Ce programme est en pause pendant Corona

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
1 - 1 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
1 sem (durée min.)
$1 300
1 sem (durée max.)
$1 300
Coût moyen
$1 300 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Global Nomadic t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
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Panda Care

Get very close to the amazing pandas and work with staff to help keep them fed, clean and happy!

$1300/week

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