Volunteer at one of the most progressive panda centers in the world and help ensure a future for this endangered species, while receiving 24 hours of community service credit.
You will fly into the Sichuan Province of China, known for its soaring peaks and tranquil rivers to begin your volunteer work with one of the most beloved endangered mammals in the world. At the Ya’an Conservation Center you will help the caretakers with their daily routines, which will include learning about the panda’s diet, preparing their food, feeding them (they eat a lot!), cleaning their living quarters, and working on maintenance projects. You’ll also help out with panda research whenever possible. You’ll leave this program with an invaluable experience, comprehensive knowledge, and deep compassion for these gentle creatures.
Interest in working with endangered animals that number fewer than 1,600 in the world.
Able to walk/hike daily to and from the Panda Reserve in warm and/or humid weather, as well as a willingness to immerse yourself in a different culture and experience the food of China.
You are guaranteed to create a memory that will last a lifetime.
China is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing.
July 2 - July 11, 2019; $3750
You must be 15-18 years old at the time of the event.
All participants must have a valid passport and will need to apply for a tourist Visa. Don't worry, we'll show you how to do it. You will receive a list of recommended items to pack after you are enrolled.
A $200 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not in addition to it.) You will need to purchase your round-trip transportation to and from our gateway city of San Francisco and then onto a designated flight to Beijing, China. ATS has scholarship opportunities available! Contact ATS for more information or download the form off the website. Specific flight numbers will be provided when we send out the detailed packet around April 1st.