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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Alexandria Stariha
Alexandria Stariha5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

Truly a once in a lifetime experience! I did the 2CountriesThailandCambodia volunteer program and I already want to sign up for another. The program was the perfect mix of sightseeing and volunteer work. I got to meet some amazing people that I became good friends...

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Shirley Kruger
Shirley Kruger5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

Just got back from the Young at Heat tour of Thailand & Cambodia. It was the most incredible experience of my life. The guides (Dimong, Dee, Chan, Nut, Boo, & Bellerina) made the trip easy, fun & enjoyable. We got to emerse ourselves in their...

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Sue Gedanke
Sue Gedanke5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

Amazing is an understatement. Our crew was outstanding from beginning to end. Well organized, professional and fun! Everyone worked to give us the best experience possible and then some. I would do it all again. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to see the...

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Leisa Montgomery
Leisa Montgomery5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

This trip (29 Sept to 13 Oct 2017) was truly amazing! The Bamboo team - Dimong, Di, Nut, Chan, Bell, Boo - were awesome and made the trip fantastic. We got to see and do things that one only dreams of. I finished this trip...

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Kim Noviki
Kim Noviki5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

This adventure was amazing. Fabulous guides who went out of their way to make sure we had a very enjoyable time & all the other people involved made it a truly rewarding & memorable experience. Met some amazing new friends & wouldn’t change a thing...

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Jenny O'rn
Jenny O'rn5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

My experience with Bamboo in Costa Rica was excellent! Let me first say, the people of Costa Rica themselves are so nice and helpful! From when I first stepped off the plane till the day I left. The tour is a reflection of that. The...

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Jan Long
Jan Long5 star — ★★★★★3 days ago

Just finished the 29th September tour What an awesome experience!! Our guides were amazing ( although they thought us Aussies a bit crazy) we laughed sweated toured laughed sang and totally enjoyed the whole two weeks KA!!!!

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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.