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
1881 reviews
Patricia Burkhart
12 hours ago

this would be awesome to do

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Alli Calder Joy
3 days ago

It,'s the combination of holiday, sightseeing and volunteering.... giving back that works for me.

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Ange Phillips
3 days ago

I am hoping to experience the opportunity to do this looks great

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Peggy O'Neil
5 days ago

Most wonderful tour with Bamboo. Great tour guides and unbelievable community projects. Looking forward to touring with Bamboo next year.

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Sylvie Bishop
2 weeks ago

Just got back from Young@hearts / 2Countries Thailand & Cambodia. What an adventure, a trip that I will never forget. A great thanks to our guide in Thailand; Mimi Surapa, AE and Gun!! You all did a wonderful job, making sure we had...

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Barbara Shepherd
3 weeks ago

This is an amazing, life changing trip. I went to Thailand and Cambodia. You can do a trip to these places for less but you will not have the experiences. If you enjoy helping others and being immersed in local culture then this is the...

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Maria Clarkson
3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience this was!! So well organized, our guide there with us 24/7 so involved, knowledgeable and very proud of their country! The elephant experience is something that can not be put into words... amazing!
Thank you Mimi and A!!

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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.