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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Zandra Marinovic
Zandra Marinovic5 star — ★★★★★5 hours ago

I love love love my bamfam.
This was an experience of a lifetime in so many ways .
I even learned things about myself, people and the world.
I have much more to get out of this incredible trip as the...

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Zandra Marinovic
Zandra Marinovic5 star — ★★★★★6 hours ago

I have just returned from my trip with Bamboo to Thailand and Cambodia. It was was Jan.23 to February9 . It was above and beyond my expectations . Best trip ever , and I have been in many many trips in my life time. My...

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Patricia Murphy
Patricia Murphy5 star — ★★★★★7 hours ago

I went on the 2 countries Thailand and Cambodia tour on January 26 tour. I went alone and met up with my group and our tour leader Vireak in Bangkok. Right from the start the group was friendly and inclusive. Our guide, Vireak, was always...

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Deezy Dawson
Deezy Dawson5 star — ★★★★★19 hours ago
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Lynda Olsen
Lynda Olsen5 star — ★★★★★22 hours ago

It's difficult to express our experiences with our [email protected] 2 countries, and add on Cambodia 3rd week, as they were continually amazing! Our tour guides for Thailand Eh and Vireak, made the experience so very special. Vireak took the extra time to teach us about...

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Terry Connelly
Terry Connelly4 star — ★★★★1 day ago

Amazing experience!!
Will never forget it.
All that was promised and more!!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the trip.

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Melanie Carson
Melanie Carson5 star — ★★★★★1 day 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.