Congratulations on deciding to take the plunge and do some volunteer work. It’s not easy and not always a romp in the meadow, but it takes an especially dedicated individual to give their time serving others. You’ve probably been given advice on everything from what to pack to which vaccines you should be getting, but have you ever considered investing in volunteer insurance?
Do Volunteers Need Insurance?
This question is a bit like asking if you need creamer in your coffee: No, you don’t “need” creamer, but it definitely sweetens the bitter taste of black coffee.
The same idea applies here. No, volunteers don’t need insurance, but it certainly helps. What if something were to happen to you in another country and you had no access to contact your regular insurance agency? What if you don’t have medical insurance at all, then what happens? Volunteer insurance is entirely optional and not a requirement, but it’s like having a safety net when you travel into the great unknown. You never know what could happen. If you’re interested in looking more deeply into it, check out what the pros at VIS Volunteers have to say.
The best way to enjoy your trip is to know that you’re protected. Look into insurance, and see what packages work best for you.