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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Tessa Whitaker
Tessa Whitaker5 star — ★★★★★23 hours ago

Taking the risk of starting a volunteering tour with a company I had only just heard about was the best choice I made, we had great tour guides amazing food and the best destinations. It has changed my life completely, am excited for many more...

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Didi Lo
Didi Lo5 star — ★★★★★5 days ago

I so enjoyed it so much, this tour was amazing and I am going to repeat it again!!!

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Sor Phaon Se
Sor Phaon Se5 star — ★★★★★7 days ago
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Mayra Salazar Moreno
Mayra Salazar Moreno5 star — ★★★★★1 week ago
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Kim Winter
Kim Winter5 star — ★★★★★1 week ago

From the time Meaw picked me up from the airport until the last night in Cambodia, each day and night was filled with amazing experiences. Thanks to Meaw's knowledge of both country's cultures and people, we learnt so much in such a short time. We...

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Pamela Gazca
Pamela Gazca5 star — ★★★★★1 week ago

This trip was definitely a trip of a lifetime. I booked the 2c tour and everything about it was perfect, especially our tour guides. Paew was with us for the 2 weeks and she was great. She was always accommodating to our group and the...

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Leeann Good
Leeann Good4 star — ★★★★1 week 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.