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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Suzan Hogan Taylor
Suzan Hogan Taylor5 star — ★★★★★11 hours ago

I just finished two weeks with the elephant project outside of Surin. It is one of the best things I have ever done! We all got our own elephant to pamper and I can’t begin to explain the connection... with the animals, the community, the...

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Jan Price
Jan Price5 star — ★★★★★13 hours ago

wow wee. my discover thailand trip was even more than I expected. lots of extras along the way. working with the elephants was magical. such gorgeous creatures. beautiful setting in the sanctuary. seeing the various beautiful temples and learning about the thai culture was fascinating....

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Sue-Anne Roser
Sue-Anne Roser4 star — ★★★★14 hours ago
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Karin Van Scoyoc
Karin Van Scoyoc5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago

Costa Rica [email protected] - Nov. 11-24, 2017 - Best Birthday present to myself ever! I spent two amazing weeks with like-minded people with a passion for giving back! I am grateful and blessed for the many memories. Our leaders, Elisha & Steve, were phenomenal! They...

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Jacqueline Jerelei
Jacqueline Jerelei5 star — ★★★★★1 day ago
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Cherry Cambodge
Cherry Cambodge5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago
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Michele Williams
Michele Williams5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

My time with New n Kayla n the rest of the team was great Ive had such a full filling time the villages were humbling the elephants awesome only one small wish was if we could have done less touring n more help thanks to...

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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.