How can I get a travel insurance?

Travel insurance is not mandatory in order to book your volunteer abroad program with Volunteer World. However it might be required by your volunteer program of choice.

In any case we strongly advice all volunteers to get a travel insurance before their stay abroad.


While Volunteer World does everything to ensure your trip abroad goes smoothly and that it is a fantastic, life changing experience, it is imperative to ensure you have adequate travel insurance should you fall sick, your bags go missing, or something is stolen.

Volunteer World has therefore partnered with World Nomads to ensure volunteers have access to the best insurance deals, designed specifically with volunteer travelers in mind. World Nomads is recommended by highly regarded travel experts, Lonely Planet, and is underwritten by insurance giants Allianz, IHI, BCS Insurance Group, BUPA, Mondial Assistance and Millstream.

This insurance covers medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, personal belongings and personal liability. World Nomads quotes are extremely competitive and they are one of the only insurance companies that allow travelers to claim whilst traveling, or to extend their policy if they decide to stay longer.

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