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. All of Bamboo's non-profit work is conducted by the Bamboo Foundation. 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.

Bamboo Reviews

Bamboo is proud to have received over 1000+ reviews across the following independent platforms.

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Katie Satoski
Katie Satoski5 star — ★★★★★12 hours ago

I had the most amazing experience I don't think it would have been nearly as rewarding without Pat and Santi as our main guides!! The group was the best family I could ask for while away from home. I got sick on my tour and...

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Julia de Ípola
Julia de Ípola5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

I'm so incredibly grateful I got to be a part of the Bamboo teaching project in Koh Samui. The Samui team is amazing: they all are very professional, passionate and fun. Their creativity, the way they face everything with a huge smile, the amount of...

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Saajida Jogi
Saajida Jogi5 star — ★★★★★1 week ago

I did a two week experience through bamboo in Cambodia and it has to be one of the best experiences by far! Our tour guide, Dimong made the trip unique,cultural and fun. I was initially nervous about meeting new people but Dimong made the whole...

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Lexi Avitia
Lexi Avitia5 star — ★★★★★2 weeks ago

I did the Elephant2Island tour . I have to say it was an amazing trip . Elisha was a great tour guide . She made this a very unforgettable trip and was very accommodating . I sprained my ankle on this trip and Elisha and...

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Maria Del Carmen
Maria Del Carmen5 star — ★★★★★2 weeks ago

I love the Elephants2 Island to Thailand. Elisha is such an awesome tour guide. She went above and beyond for our group. I had an amazing experience at every site we went to. I would definitely recommend it anyone. Tee and Tangmo were great on...

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Joalah Boos
Joalah Boos4 star — ★★★★2 weeks ago

elisha and the great adventures made this trip! and of course the amazing elephants � �

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Barbara D Grant-Kelly
Barbara D Grant-Kelly5 star — ★★★★★2 weeks 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.