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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Karin Schmit
Karin Schmit5 star — ★★★★★16 ago
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Hayley Clark
Hayley Clark5 star — ★★★★★5 hours ago

Had the best 2 weeks in Surin ever with this charity! The tour guides- Heidi, Noom, Tom, A and Duu were absolutely amazing! They definitely made the trip even better than it already was. The work you do is so worth the result as well!...

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Ella Scarr
Ella Scarr5 star — ★★★★★6 hours ago

Had the most amazing 2 weeks with the most amazing people! Would recommend working with this charity!

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Bett Mehrlicht
Bett Mehrlicht5 star — ★★★★★13 hours ago
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Fernanda Muñoz
Fernanda Muñoz5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago
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Rachelle Brown
Rachelle Brown5 star — ★★★★★2 days 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 — ★★★★★2 days 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.