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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Claire Bowe
Claire Bowe4 star — ★★★★8 hours ago

This was an amazing experience and I am so glad I did it
The tour guides were beautiful people and did their best to help us
A couple of things went wrong but they were only minor
We did not have enough...

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Carmela Mancini
Carmela Mancini5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

I have never done anything like this before and was very nervous after putting my deposit down but as time went on and I saw other travellers remarks; I felt comforted.
I went in with an open mind and heart and with no expectations...

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Shirley Mccoy
Shirley Mccoy5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

What an amazing adventure! Boo our tour guide was so kind and fun, such a great guy! I will most likely travel with bamboo again

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Gaylyn Thompson
Gaylyn Thompson5 star — ★★★★★3 days ago

I am so happy I did this. I’m not this type of girl, this was not my thing, but I knew I loved elephants, and my GF who talked me into this gig. Of course I loved this, it was a bit hot , it...

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Aida C Terre
Aida C Terre5 star — ★★★★★4 days ago
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Gillian Bull
Gillian Bull5 star — ★★★★★5 days ago

I did the 2 countries trip with my friend Sally in December 2017, we flew to Bangkok a couple of day before we met with the group and spent time travelling on the local train, sky train and ferries before meeting with Meaw our guide...

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Kim Grego
Kim Grego5 star — ★★★★★5 days ago

I did the [email protected] 2C 13th October tour and then did a further 2 weeks in Surin. It was the most wonderful experience! I was well looked after from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for our guides and the people we met,...

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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.