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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Anna Piers
Anna Piers5 star — ★★★★★8 hours ago

Excellent. I love everything they do. Good team and good service!

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Kathleen Regine
Kathleen Regine5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

I just returned from the most amazing experience in the Discover Thailand tour. It was so meaningful to give back while also travelling. We spent three days in the tribal hill villages up north, it was so humbling. Then volunteered at a school and cut...

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Daniela Ibarra
Daniela Ibarra5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

Bamboo is an amazing organization! I did the Thailand Tour. I fell in love with Thailand and its people. My tour guide Arm was great and really took his time to make sure our trip was as organized as possible and that all of us...

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Crystal Wheelhouse
Crystal Wheelhouse5 star — ★★★★★4 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 — ★★★★★4 days ago

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

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Roger Fowler
Roger Fowler5 star — ★★★★★5 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 — ★★★★7 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.