We strongly advise all volunteers to get a travel insurance before their stay abroad. Generally, having a travel insurance is not mandatory in order to book your volunteer program with Volunteer World. However, it might be demanded by the project coordinator of the volunteer program you will join.
Travel insurance: simple & flexible
World Nomads offers simple and flexible travel insurance. Buy at home or while traveling and claim online from anywhere in the world.
7 things to know about World Nomads travel insurance
Internationally recognized underwriters:
World Nomads is backed by a suite of specialist travel insurers that provide 24/7 emergency assistance, customer service and claims support.
24/7 emergency assistance:
If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation, World Nomads' multi-lingual team is available 24/7 to connect you with medical treatment and transportation during your trip.
Buy and claim on the road:
Had a change of plans? You can extend your period of cover or claim online at any point in your journey. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you're already travelling.
Adventure activity coverage:
Designed by travelers, for travelers, World Nomads covers over 150 adventure sports and activities so you can explore your boundaries.
Travel safety tips and alerts:
World Nomads provides useful and up-to-date travel insurance information and global travel safety advice to help you plan for your journey and navigate the risks.
Donate and make a difference:
When you buy travel insurance with World Nomads, you can make a micro-donation to a community development project to help change lives in the destinations that need it most.
Travel content to help inspire, educate and plan:
Plan your trip with free destination guides, develop your travel storytelling skills and learn how you can be a more responsible traveler with World Nomads as your travel companion.
World Nomads provides travel insurance for travelers in over 100 countries. As an affiliate, we receive a fee when you get a quote from World Nomads using this link. We do not represent World Nomads. This is information only and not a recommendation to buy travel insurance.
What can I do if World Nomads cannot offer me travel insurance?
If you have you are solo traveling, your residence is in Europe and you are younger than 50 years old, you'll have the option to book a travel health insurance package offered by BD24 instantly when confirming your volunteer program.
Note: At the moment, it is not possible to subscribe to BD24's insurance when paying your deposit via PayPal due to technical reasons. Thank you for your understanding!