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Travel insurance for volunteers

Whether it's wildlife conservation or community development projects you're interested in, finding a reliable travel insurance policy should be top priority before setting off on your trip. Having robust cover from a trusted provider is a vital step to ensuring you can enjoy your trip with peace of mind.

Why choose Holiday Extras travel insurance?

If you're planning to volunteer abroad just once this year and for an extended period of time, our single trip cover is a good option. With this policy you can choose from the following levels of cover:

Compare travel insurance cover levels

You can then choose from three levels of cover, each differently priced, ranging from a basic and essential cover to a higher, premium level of cover.
Here is a brief overview of some of the main upper limits and inclusions of each policy. Be sure to read through the Policy Documents for more comprehensive cover details.

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses
£5,000,000
£10,000,000
£15,000,000
Cancellation
£1,000*
£2,500*
£5,000*
Curtailment and loss of holiday
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
Personal possessions
£500
£1,500
£2,000
Passport and other documents
£150
£250
£350
Personal money
£300
£500
£750
Baggage Delay (outward journey)
£100
£150
£300
Missed departure
£500
£500
£1,000
Missed connection
£500
£500
£1,000
Personal liability
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
Legal costs and expenses
£25,000
£25,000
£25,000
Scheduled airline failure
£1,000
£2,500
£2,500
End supplier failure
X
£2,500
£2,500
Pet Care
X
X
£500

*Or as specified on your schedule

Annual multi-trip travel insurance

If you are a frequent traveller, then it could be worth considering an annual travel insurance policy. It's a great option if you are planning two or more trips in the year. Our annual policy offers the same cover levels as a single trip policy, but on a multi-trip basis (so long as each trip doesn't exceed 45 days).

Additional cover

Before you set off, you should check out our additional cover options, as there might be a number of sports and activities you'd like to try while volunteering. With 100+ sports and activities included in your policy, you could be covered for a range of activities, from bungee jumping and parasailing, to windsurfing to name a few.

Should you plan on doing any winter sports while volunteering then our winter sports policy add-on can help to provide extra cover towards these specialised sporting activities, as well as for any hired equipement.

Book your policy

Booking a travel insurance policy for volunteering abroad is nice and easy. Simply fill in the insurance quote form at the top of this page to compare cover levels. It's also possible to book via our friendly UK-based call centre - they're free to call and happy to provide any further information you might need.

Visit our HX Blog for all things travel - including some great ideas for the best destinations for volunteering!

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.