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. All of Bamboo's non-profit work is conducted by the Bamboo Foundation. 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.

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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Ebba Eriksson
Ebba Eriksson5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

I had an amazing experience with Bamboo and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to participate in a project abroad. This summer I was incredibly lucky to take part in the teaching project in Koh Samui, Thailand. Even before leaving the US, I sent...

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Guto Boni
Guto Boni5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

Hi everybody, i just would like to thank you all the staff that looked after me and my friend ibbi, the room is really good very confortable, and especially thank for the boy mateo and his crew he is a great a captain and now...

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Andy Rosson
Andy Rosson5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

Bamboo Volunteers was a wonderful experience. I came across this volunteer program on a whim, so I’m happy I was lucky enough to find it. I volunteered in Koh Samui teaching English at Ban Ang Thong School for 6 weeks with Bamboo. I will never...

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Carrie Nicole
Carrie Nicole5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

On my bucket list. Accidently clicked on a star and can't remove my rating so am leaving 5 stars based on the fact they are a group fighting for the protection of the sacred elephant! Hopefully my personal update to come.

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Zoe Heffernan
Zoe Heffernan5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

I didn't know to much about the work Bamboo did before starting my 2 Countries tour on the 28th July but have been overwhelmed with just how much good work they do and I'm so happy I got to be a apart of it all!...

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Nicole Wenz
Nicole Wenz5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

I did volunteering teaching on Koh Samui for 2 weeks. My staff were John, Aom, Tangmo,Kooga,Sarah and others. The ones listed were my favorite. They were all so polite and kind and welcoming and caring! They taught us Thai culture and we taught them English:)...

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Guajira Barraza
Guajira Barraza5 star — ★★★★★3 days ago
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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.