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

You can buy and claim it online, even after you've left home. The travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to persons from 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travelers covering the areas of overseas medical treatments, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

7 things you should know about Word Nomads' Travel Insurance

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters
    WorldNomads.com is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24-hour emergency assistance and the highest level of support and claims management when you need it most.

  2. Value for money with the cover you need
    WorldNomads.com provides coverage for what's important for travelers from 130 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.

  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can upgrade your coverage or claim online while you are still traveling. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you already started your journey.

  4. Coverage for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, WorldNomads.com covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.

  5. World Nomads keeps you traveling safely
    All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.

  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All WorldNomads.com members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.

  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.

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!

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