How is travel insurance for volunteer work different from regular travel insurance?
As a volunteer, you’re likely to be travelling for far longer than a regular holiday-goer and going ‘off the beaten track’. You should look for specific insurance policies that cover longer trips – for example one that offers continuous cover for a year or even 24 months - and the different activities you might be taking part in.
Some longer policies even offer a trip back home in case you need to return for personal reasons.
You could also look into policies that include:
- Legal expenses
- Personal accident cover
- Baggage and personal possessions cover