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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Crystal Wheelhouse
Crystal Wheelhouse5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

What a wonderful experience!! The staff was fantastic and I will never forget the people and places . Go! Its amazing!!

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Connie Harrison
Connie Harrison5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

There was not a single part of it that I did not LOVE

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Roger Fowler
Roger Fowler5 star — ★★★★★3 days ago


If you would have told me five years ago that I would be cutting and planting bamboo grass, swimming,kayaking the rivers feeding and walking elephants in the jungle of Thailand with a group of people from all around the world,...

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Susan Orsargos
Susan Orsargos4 star — ★★★★4 days ago
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Fiona Blackmore
Fiona Blackmore5 star — ★★★★★5 days ago

We've just returned from the Thailand / Cambodia [email protected] trip. It was amazing & brilliant. Excellent, skilled local staff. Well planned trips and work. Sometimes the plan changed but we were given all the information available & just got on with it! We've made friends...

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Nicky Moore
Nicky Moore4 star — ★★★★6 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.