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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Christine Pearson
Christine Pearson5 star — ★★★★★23 hours ago

Hi everybody! I just wanted to tell any of you looking at doing a Bamboo Costa Rica 🇨🇷 tour that you’d be mad not to!! It was a first solo trip for me and it was amazing!!! You book, you pay and everything is included...

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Bea SiGa
Bea SiGa5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago
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Helen Bowman
Helen Bowman5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

So many memories .....where to start? I’ve just returned from the 2countries young at heart tour having met the most incredible group of ladies and awesome guides in john and vireak. If anyone is thinking about it just do it you won’t regret it! How...

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Jan Sims
Jan Sims5 star — ★★★★★4 days ago

Just returned from young @ heart tour of Thailand and Cambodia, what an experience we have had.
I felt totally out of my comfort zone to travel alone but I needn't have worried from day 1 I met 17 other amazing people and 2...

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Anneke Elton
Anneke Elton5 star — ★★★★★4 days ago

Best time ever! Made life long friends! Doing my second one this year :)

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Terry Pinet
Terry Pinet4 star — ★★★★5 days ago

I had an experience of a life time! Thailand with the elephants was a dream come true, because of the heat it was hard to get through our work and few tasks that we were given but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The food...

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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.