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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Jenny Metcalfe
Jenny Metcalfe5 star — ★★★★★7 hours ago

Vietnam experience with Jane and De- Amazing tour guides and every day was packed with fun activities! Tour guides make such a good vibe to the group and are so kind and loving, and have taught me so much about Vietnam already :) love you...

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Sandra Cairns
Sandra Cairns5 star — ★★★★★10 hours ago

Had a brilliant time on the 2 countries [email protected] 9th June 2017. Made some great friends from all over the world. The bamboo tour guides phan, Navorn and Gun were fab, friendly, very helpful and very efficient in there work .
Recommend anyone to...

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Robyn Luter
Robyn Luter5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

Phan our tour guide was absolutly fantastic! Always laughing always there. Phan made the trip so much more fun! Give the girl a raise!

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Karen Andrews
Karen Andrews5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

I was on 9th June 2017 2 countries [email protected] Well .. what an amazing adventure. Every minute of this tour was great. Made some beautiful friends and undertook some really worthwhile volunteer work. I just cant speak highly enough of the company Bamboo and our...

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Tina-Marie Shaw
Tina-Marie Shaw5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

I was on the 9th June two countries trip with the nicest people I could possibly meet.
There isn't one single thing about this trip that is negative.
The best thing I have ever done.
Our guides Navorn and...

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Virginia Howden
Virginia Howden5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

I did 9th May two countries with Navorn and Phan. . Both were extremely helpful and there to help at any time. Navorn especially doing all the bartering and negotiations in Cambodia when we bought food, bedding and kitchen equipment for the house we built.

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Stephen Jarvie
Stephen Jarvie5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

[email protected] 2 countries July 2017
Absolutely fantastic trip, highly recommend this to anyone. Our tour leader Pahn was superb, full of energy and enthusiasm for everything we did. Accommodation was great at all locations, food was delicious and people were amazing. Brilliant experience, good...

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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.