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GVN Reviews At Bamboo-GVN we believe you need to make an informed choice when volunteering abroad. Unfortunately we have been targeted with some misleading reviews that don't give an accurate picture of what it is like to volunteer with Bamboo-GVN and our partner organizations. We have had reviews posted about Bamboo-GVN programs by:

  • People who have never participated in a Bamboo-GVN program
  • Competing volunteer organizations
  • People making false or inaccurate claims

We realise that this is the nature of online reviews - but I'm sure like you, we wish this wasn't the case. The truth is that not everyone who volunteers has the 'perfect' experience. The very nature of helping communities in need is imperfect. We are the first to admit that from time to time we have got it wrong and after placing over 24,800 people over the last 14 years, in over 20 counties we have occasionally had to learn the hard way. Bamboo-GVN is not a scam, nor are we a for-profit organization. Bamboo-GVN is a registered non-profit in both the United States and New Zealand, with a focus on helping vulnerable women and children in needy communities around the world.

The reality is over 98% of our volunteers report a positive experience and would happily recommend us to their family and friends. So for an accurate assessment of GVN we invite you to:

  • Check out independent Bamboo-GVN reviews at Go Overseas here;
  • View our Facebook page with 191,959 likes here;
  • View our Bamboo-GVN verification page here;
  • Contact Bamboo-GVN here.


Volunteer with Bamboo-GVN

Recommended by CNN and Bill Gates

  • Access to 63 meaningful and trusted volunteer projects in over 15 countries in South America, Africa, and Asia.
  • Projects include: Teaching, Childcare, Wildlife, Medical, Construction, and Environmental.
  • All projects have been visited and are regularly reviewed.
  • GVN has placed 24,800 volunteers over the last 14 years.
  • GVN Projects: Most projects are only $250 application fee + $495 per week (1-4 weeks), and $200 per week after this. (This includes accommodation, meals, coordination, supervision, training, airport pick up)
  • Volunteer when it works for you. You have unlimited access to our projects for 3 years.
  • Open to people 18+ from any country.


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