Insurance for Workawayers, volunteers and backpackers

Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links. This means we get a small commission if you buy a policy. It won’t cost you anything extra but this helps to cover some of our operational costs. We highly recommend having travel insurance for your trip. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision when looking for an insurance policy. — Workaway Team

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. World Nomads Explorer plan covers volunteering. However the policy may vary depending on where you live, check here. (You are advised to see if the activities you will be doing are covered by checking the helpdesk here). As with all insurance, you should always check the policy wording before purchasing.

Important things to consider

World Nomads travel insurance does not provide personal liability cover. Hosts are responsible for their own insurance.

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 quote form above is provided by third party insurance provider 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!

All of the information provided about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.