Don't let your good deeds go uncovered
From Oxfam to The Salvation Army, the Brits have a long and proud history of helping out when they travel abroad.
If you yearn to carry on this great British tradition when you travel, World Nomad’s travel insurance allows you to participate in a range of volunteer activities and vacations. From summer teaching programmes to clean water projects, it’s surprising how enjoyable helping out can often be! 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 plans may cover:
We provide travel insurance cover for a range of non-manual volunteer activities involving light duties only which may include:
For all volunteering work you must wear the right gear, have the right training or be supervised appropriately, and add the activity when you purchase the travel insurance so it’s included in your policy. Some kinds of volunteering require an optional upgrade to your travel insurance cover. If you pay the optional upgrade, travel insurance coverage under your policy may also include volunteer work for manual and non-manual work such as:
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:
If you’re not sure, contact us and we’ll tell you if you’re covered.
As a global citizen contributing to good causes, we hope that you’ll act responsibly and within your limits! But just to be clear, we won’t cover any incidents related to:
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 can find inspiration in our article about choosing ethical volunteer programs.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
There is NO COVER available for travel to any country or part of it with a COVID-19 travel ban, and any events that arise when you travel against any FCO government warning advising against all or all but essential travel.
Ready to hit the road? Before you buy, check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel warnings and make sure you understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated travel warnings may have on travel insurance coverage.About Coronavirus