How can I verify Bamboo?

If you haven't yet heard of Bamboo it's not that surprising as this is the result of the recent merger between The Bamboo Project and the Global Volunteer Network.

The Global Volunteer Network is one of the original founders of international volunteer travel and a leader in this field. The Bamboo Project was founded in 2013 by two guys with an extensive background in international volunteer development and travel. The merger between these two industry leaders was decided to form the very best organisation on the planet, to reach more and more international projects that need help and to match volunteers with work around the world.

Now called 'Bamboo' we are one of the largest legitimate travel companies operating in this industry. Bamboo is the outcome of two great organizations coming together to achieve even more than they could have independently, and bring all the verification, trust and general awesomeness which they have established over the years into one amazing team we call the BamFam.

Bamboo is also proud to have the Bamboo Foundation which allows us and others to fundraise and support our projects financially alongside the fantastic work carried out by our travellers on site. We encourage donors and supporters to do their research, and we've compiled a list of independent verification sources you can pass onto your donors.

Remember, we're always available to answer questions about who we are and what we do, and unlike most, we actually have a substantial list of ways that you can verify that we are who we say we are.

Bamboo Reviews

Bamboo is proud to have received over 1000+ reviews across the following independent platforms.

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Sheila Hood
Sheila Hood5 star — ★★★★★8 hours ago

I’ve just returned from the 2Countries Young at Heart tour in Thailand and Cambodia plus the Cambodia bolt on week. All I can say is if you are thinking of joining a tour and have any doubts or worries you needn’t have them! The trip...

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Tania Pettit
Tania Pettit5 star — ★★★★★9 hours ago

I have just completed [email protected] 2 Countries tour - Thailand and Cambodia. If you haven't booked yet, you really must! What's holding you back? Feel free to message me and ask all the questions that might tip the scales into you booking a date for...

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Emily Florence Corker
Emily Florence Corker5 star — ★★★★★14 hours ago

Wow best experience of my life. Open mind open heart. Our guide Pitchpong (Boo) was awesome. He looked after us so well and He truely has become a great friend. Bankok was amazing. Elephant village was amazing and I loved the elephants. Its good giving...

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Trish Rear
Trish Rear5 star — ★★★★★17 hours ago

Absolutely the best experience ever. Just finished the Thai/Cambodia tour and find it hard to pin point any one part as the best. Every day was a wonderful adventure. Thanks to Bonita, PanPan, Ruen and the rest of the team.

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Christine Ellis
Christine Ellis5 star — ★★★★★19 hours ago

Just back from 2 countries [email protected] 9.3.18. and still feeling emotional from the goodbyes from the amazing children in Siem Reap!
The whole trip was so well organised by Bamboo and so well managed by our beautiful tour leader Bonita Bamboo who did a...

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Joan Solon
Joan Solon5 star — ★★★★★21 hours ago

This type of volinteering vacation is NOT for everyone...but if you want an exciting, interesting and gratitude inspiring time.....this is it.

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Hillary Rockvam
Hillary Rockvam5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

These past two weeks have been the most amazing experience EVER!! There's no way that I would have done the touristy things in Bangkok that we did without feeling apprehensive. The long tail boat ride to the floating market and the visit to the two...

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Bamboo has been endorsed and recommended by CNN, Bill Gates and Mashable.


Bamboo Foundation is a registered charitable trust in New Zealand. Our charitable registration number is CC46460.

Our Tourism Authority of Thailand membership number is 11/08634.


Bamboo was awarded the world's best volunteer tour in 2015 by


If you'd like to find out more on how Bamboo works and our approach, you can read more on our website here.