First contact advice

Insurance for Workawayers, volunteering and backpackers

It‘s boring but essential. Don‘t ignore it!

Insurance is really an essential part of any traveller‘s kit. Whether you‘re on a gap year in Europe, backpacking through Australia, on an adventure holiday in South America or volunteering on a farm in France, it will give you peace of mind knowing that you‘ll be covered should the worst happen.

Here at Workaway we have done some of the leg work for you, finding some great deals for both European travellers and those traveling from the rest of the world. Please note that most policies will only cover volunteering done at floor level. (i.e not up a ladder or on a roof!) however as always you should check the policy wording before purchasing.

Please remember that it is YOUR responsibility to have the correct insurance whilst travelling. We cannot advise on individual cases and as always we would suggest reading everything including the small print to make sure the policy fits your requirements.

The two quote options listed below are offered by third party insurance providers so please make sure you contact them directly with regards to your policy or with any questions concerning it as we cannot provide advice about this. We do however recommend that all Workawayers have insurance before travelling so this is a good place to start.... happy travels!


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