Get cover for your good deeds
Clean Up Australia Day isn’t the only time us Aussies volunteer.
We have a long and proud history of helping out when we travel abroad, and World Nomads Travel Insurance is a strong supporter of paying it forward and giving back too.
Our travel insurance allows you to participate in a range of volunteer activities and vacations, from summer teaching programs to clean water projects. What better way to strengthen communities, forge meaningful connections and open eyes (and hearts) than by contributing to a worthy purpose?
Want to step out into the world and volunteer your time? If you need volunteer travel insurance because you want to volunteer overseas, or you’re planning a volunteer vacation, World Nomads travel insurance plans may include coverage for:
Medical emergency care
Theft of baggage and personal belongings
While we don’t cover all kinds of volunteering (see the exclusions listed below) the kinds of volunteer work we might cover include:
We cover various kinds of volunteering such as
Hospitality including serving the homeless dinner
Retail work such as helping out in a co-op shop.
General farm work which may include activities such as conservation and environmental work
If you purchase a higher level of travel insurance cover, you may have travel insurance coverage for volunteer work such as:
Manual work or work with power tools or working under 5 metres in height.
Volunteer instructor or guide of a covered sport or activity, if you have the appropriate qualification, certification or license to participate in this covered sport, activity or experience and it must not be one of our excluded activities.
Make sure you add the activity when you purchase your travel insurance so it’s included in your policy. If you can’t find the activity in our list, contact us for help.
Some volunteer activities may not be covered as they’re just too risky for us to cover, for example, volunteer fire-fighting, panther minding or activities in places known to be unsafe or dangerous.
This includes volunteer work that includes:
Work performed over 5 metres in height.
Work performed offshore, underground or in caves.
Working with dangerous animals and / or big game.
As a global citizen contributing to good causes, we hope you’ll act responsibly and within your limits! But just to be clear, we won’t cover any incidents related to:
Alcohol or drug abuse
Criminal or illegal acts
Changing your mind
Pre-existing medical conditions unless specified under your policy
Third party compensation and legal expenses
Your legal and personal liability following professional advice or other services performed by you as a volunteer.
This is only a summary of cover and does not include the full terms, conditions, limits and exclusions of the policy. You should read your policy wording in full so you understand what is and isn’t covered.
If haven’t yet chosen a volunteer program, you may find inspiration in our article about choosing ethical volunteer programs.
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World Nomads is currently unable to offer travel insurance for Australian residents.
We are taking a break from sales to prepare our products and offering for the future of international travel. During this time all products will be unavailable.
If you have purchased a policy from us you still have cover and can claim as per the policy documentation. If your travel is affected by government restrictions, we have options available if you no longer need your policy.
Keep in touch and we’ll let you know when we’re offering travel insurance.