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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4.8 ★
4.8 of 5 stars
1916 reviews
Suzie Anderson
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 10:35am

Amazing experience! Thank you and keep going🐘💕🌴💚

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Sheryl Casey
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 8:50am

Just back from the 2 countries tour! Amazing experience and would do it all again in a heartbeat. Already planning another trip.

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Sharon Patterson
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 6:50pm

Just got back from the Thailand and Cambodia tour plus i added a week’s bolt on in Phuket. All in all we had an amazing experience which was fun but also hard work at times, mainly due to the heat. We were in a small...

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Doris Brusino
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 3:56am

Plans were well thought out, organized and executed. I enjoyed every minute of our trip, even the work... Elisha was excellent, as were the tour guide trainees, Joe and Wandi. Both are very knowledgeable and personable. They too, will be excellent.
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Janna Gardner
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 4:56pm

Fabulous tour guides on our Bali trip! Lot’s of great experiences! Loved our projects on Penida. This is our second Bamboo tour! Fun,fun,fun! They really went out of their way to make sure they granted any requests possible.

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Penny May
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 7:01am

Great travelling experience. Value for money.

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Eileen Kelly
Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:14pm

Like minded people in my age group to see this beautiful world

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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.