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, registered non-profits 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.

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.


MEDIA REPORTS AND ENDORSEMENTS

GVN  has been endorsed and recommended by CNNBill Gates and Mashable.


LEGAL REGISTRATION

Bamboo-GVN is a registered charitable trust in New Zealand. Our charitable registration number is CC46460.


INDEPENDENT REGISTRATION

We have Special Consultative Status (via our partner GVN Foundation) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

We are a member of the World Association for Non-governmental Organizations (WANGO). We are also a supporter of Wango's Code of Ethics for NGOs.

We are registered with Idealist.org, the largest volunteer portal online.

You can find further information, including financials, on Guidestar.org - an independent entity that provides information on each non-profit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance and more.


RECENT AWARDS

Bamboo was awarded the world's best volunteer tour in 2015 by TourRadar.com. 

The GVN Foundation has received a Top-Rated Non-Profit Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Great Non-Profits.

The GVN Foundation is currently awaiting approval of our Gold Participant Status through Guidestar.org, as part of our commitment to non-profit transparency.


FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAMBOO PROJECT POWERED BY GVN AND THE GVN FOUNDATION

If you'd like to find out more on how Bamboo works and our approach, you can read more on our website here.

If you'd like to find out more on the GVN Foundation and our work, you can do so on our website here. You can find our annual reports here.