Packing List

Please note: The weather of Chengdu is mild and humid all year round. This area is known for having a foggy and humid climate. In comparison to Chengdu, Beijing is more temperate and has a continental monsoon climate. The summers in Beijing are hot and humid in contrast to the short and cool weather in the spring and autumn.

Be prepared for the various changes in weather depending on what time of the year you go.


Summer 
Suggested Packing List: 

Must - Haves:
  • Passport. Must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date from China
  • Visa 
  • Personal medication. Note: It is best to be packed in your carry-on luggage, not in your checked luggage. Also, this medication should be in its original container. If this is not feasible, a copy of the prescription should be carried along with the medication.
  • Mosquito repellent 
  • One refillable water bottle

Clothing:
  • A couple of short-sleeved shirts  (we recommend thin, breathable shirts as it can be very hot and humid) 

  • Rain coat (light weight, water resistant) 
  • Gym / sportswear 
  • Under garments, socks
  • Shorts
  • A light pair of long pants
  • Hat
  • One pair of flip flops / sandals / water shoes
  • One pair of tennis shoes 
Please note: There is no special footwear required for volunteering with the Pandas as long as they are comfortable to work in. Also, bring clothes that you do not mind getting dirty in. 

Bath / Personal:
  • Personal medication
  • Glasses / contacts / contact solution
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, etc.) 
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Other:
  • Books and/or magazines 
  • Watch or small alarm clock
  • Light day bag or pack (small backpack would be ideal)
  • Sunglasses, particularly if you’re sensitive to sunlight
  • Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars). 
  • Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera
  • Portable charger 

*We advise that you should bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry during the trip.

*China operates on a 220 voltage supply and 50Hz therefore it is important to us a converter, in order to use your electronics safely, and an adaptor, to cater to different types of plugs. Click here for more details. We recommend buying an universal travel adaptor for your convenience.


Winter Suggested Packing List: 


Must - Haves:
  • Passport. Must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date from China
  • Visa 
  • Personal medication. Note: It is best to be packed in your carry-on luggage, not in your checked luggage. Also, this medication should be in its original container. If this is not feasible, a copy of the prescription should be carried along with the medication.
  • Mosquito repellent 
  • One refillable water bottle

Clothing:
  • Winter jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts 
  • Warm sweatshirts & fleece 
  • Gym / sportswear for service (can wear under warmer clothes)
  • Under garments, socks
  • Long pants/jeans
  • Warm winter hat
  • Warm gloves
  • One pair of tennis shoes/comfortable shoes to walk in
Please note: There is no special footwear required for volunteering with the Pandas as long as they are comfortable to work in. Also, bring clothes that you do not mind getting dirty in.

Bath / Personal:
  • Personal medication
  • Glasses / contacts / contact solution
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, etc.) 

Other:
  • Books and/or magazines 
  • Watch or small alarm clock
  • Light day bag or pack (small backpack would be ideal)
  • Sunglasses, particularly if you’re sensitive to sunlight
  • Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars). 
  • Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera
  • Portable charger 

*We advise that you should bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry during the trip.

*China operates on a 220 voltage supply and 50Hz therefore it is important to us a converter, in order to use your electronics safely, and an adaptor, to cater to different types of plugs. Click here for more details. We recommend buying an universal travel adaptor for your convenience.