Help me save Pandas! 1-week in Ya'an City, China.

Yana Synogub Start Date: Jul 28, 2018 - End Date: Jul 27, 2019
  • Ya'an, Sichuan, China
  • Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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by: Yana Synogub Start Date: Jul 28, 2018 - End Date: Jul 27, 2019
Hello,

My name is Yana, and I'm from Toronto, Canada. I'm graduating college, and I really want to go volunteer to a foreign country, to help save and preserve the wildlife. I love nature and animals with all my heart, which includes the beautiful pandas in the Chengdu province of China!

I found this fantastic volunteering program that allows people to travel to Ya'an City in China and look after the pandas for a week or two. I want to participate, but unfortunately, I can't afford it right now. I have a lot of student debt, and I need to look for a job, as I've been studying and not having a steady income for a while.

I'm an active volunteer and an environmental activist. I always volunteer at home, when I get a chance, which includes: community centers, local programs, food banks, cultural volunteering opportunities, recycling and green initiative, and others. Even if I have an extra $20 this week, I'd instead do a small food drive to support the local bank, as opposed to going out to a party. I'm a go-getter and an ambitious person who always looks for ways to help people and give back.

The program I found is a panda conservation volunteering program, offered by Go Eco Organization. It allows me to travel to China and help at the Panda Center for 1 week. You can read more about this program here: https://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-asia/china/giant-panda-center . You're welcome to read the details and take a look at the fees.

I'm working hard to finish school right now, and I started looking for a job. My goal is to pay off my student debt ASAP and to set aside a little bit every month for this volunteering program. I will still need your help to cover all of it.

This experience is meaningful to me because I've always wanted to save the world and our planet. And while I volunteer at home, I want to make an impact overseas as well. The Panda Conservation Program will allow me to make a difference outside of my home country, and I'll be able to make a change in China!

Thank you to everyone who is willing to help out! And even if you can't - thank you anyway! Please review the link I posted - maybe you'll be interested in some other programs the Go Eco Organization offers. There are many ways to help the wildlife and the world in general!
  • Ya'an, Sichuan, China
  • Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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