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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Rachelle Brown
Rachelle Brown5 star — ★★★★★37 ago

I absolutely loved everything from my 3 week trip throughout Thailand ! Our guides Arm and New were fantastic and they always helped us from helping us speak Thai at shops or restaurants, to giving us the scoop on what activities would be fun on...

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Gabriela Jimenez
Gabriela Jimenez5 star — ★★★★★5 hours ago
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Teresa DeMasi
Teresa DeMasi5 star — ★★★★★11 hours ago

I just got back 2 weeks ago and wish I was still there! This tour was a truly unique experience that I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of. In 2 weeks, I had the opportunity to swim with...

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Bee Mccaslin
Bee Mccaslin5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

My 4 weeks with Bamboo was an excellent experience. I was well cared for through the whole childcare time. My sponsores took excellent care transporting , feeding me,etc. A special thanks to my weekly VIP tour guide Charlie Kiattisak from Japa Tours for teaching me...

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Nicolas Salazar
Nicolas Salazar5 star — ★★★★★4 days ago
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Martha Llera
Martha Llera5 star — ★★★★★5 days ago
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Dimitris Sarsentis
Dimitris Sarsentis5 star — ★★★★★6 days ago

After 2 amazing weeks in Thailand, sadly it was time to go back. I participated in the Elephants 2 Islands tour with Elisha as our tour guide. It was an amazing experience and Elisha made every minute of the trip worth it. I would say...

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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.