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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Sydney Lear
Sydney Lear5 star — ★★★★★8 hours ago

I did the Koh Samui development project and had a wonderful time. The staff is so helpful and truly wants to make your experience special. The work that you have the opportunity of doing is so important and you have the chance to make a...

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Shayla Evans
Shayla Evans5 star — ★★★★★22 hours ago

Just finished the Volunteer Teaching Project in Koh Samui, Thailand. This was the best,most rewarding experience of my life. Not only was I able to face my fear and travel alone but I was able to do what I love which is teaching children. From...

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Kim Hoskins
Kim Hoskins5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

Love it

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Brianna Jane
Brianna Jane5 star — ★★★★★3 days ago

If you are looking for an incredible volunteer experience, filled with exciting adventures, new fantastic friends, incredible food, and a rewarding time spent with adorable and affectionate children, then the Bamboo teaching placement in Ko Samui is for you! I spent four wonderful weeks working...

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Kate Muller
Kate Muller5 star — ★★★★★6 days ago

Just got back from the Thailand/Cambodia. It was a great time. I had no expectations since a friend ask me to join. It was a good mix of sites, working, and down time. Everyone that works for bamboo from Bangkok, Surin, to Siem Reip, even...

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Heidi Peters
Heidi Peters5 star — ★★★★★6 days ago

Where do I start ?! What an amazing experience!! I was dreading the jungle ( being the princess that I am !) However , you literally have to embrace it for what it is ! The jungle , with all its insects made me cry...

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Mia Shirodkar
Mia Shirodkar5 star — ★★★★★2 weeks ago

I stumbled across Bamboo when searching to travel with a group, funnily enough someone I know just finished a tour with Bamboo and said how good it was.
I have had a wonderful experience both in Thailand and Cambodia, and that is all thanks...

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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.