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Travel Insurance for Volunteers

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From only £12.94 per Week

  • Volunteers abroad covered
  • Customise your cover
  • Up to 2 years non-stop cover

From only £12.94 per Week

Holiday Insurance for Volunteers

Whether you're helping out at an orphanage, teaching in a school or giving your time to a conservation project on a career break or gap year, it's important to remember that someone's got to look out for you too. Buying travel insurance is a great way to cover yourself for unfortunate incidents that may distract from your valued work volunteering abroad.

Cover for Voluntary Work

Voluntary work is covered under the Backpacker policy option. The features include:

  • Lost baggage - Up to £1,500
  • Delayed departure - Up to £100
  • Medical expenses - Up to £5 million
  • Ages covered -19 to 55 years old
  • Cover period - up to 24 months

Sports Cover while Volunteering abroad

Sporting activities are categorised into four Sports Grades: Grade 1 activities, rated as minimal risk, come at no extra cost. That means that 100+ sports are included free. Grade 2 - 4 sports and activities have more risks involved, and require an added premium - it's simple to add extra cover.

Experts' Top Tip - If you are travelling abroad with a group of volunteers, you can add up to 8 travellers to one policy online (or more if you contact us).

How can I customise my cover?

You can customise your cover by choosing from 3 levels and 4 areas of protection while abroad. You can also add optional protection for pre-existing medical conditions, sports, winter sports and more.

5 Easy Steps to Book Online

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Add Extra Cover

You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers don’t like to think that you’ve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. What’s more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that you’ve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.

Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.

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