If you’re thinking that insurance coverage for volunteers is nothing but a scam to make more money, it’s time to retrain your brain. There are plenty of reasons why volunteers should have insurance, especially when they’re traveling overseas.
The whole point of insurance is that you hope you never need it, but if something terrible were to happen during your volunteer trip, would you be able to cover hospital bills? Medical fees? Volunteer insurance carries some of that burden.
False Imprisonment or Arrest
When in Rome you should do as the Romans do, but in some cases, this can be a major faux pas. If you’re arrested for whatever reason, specific packages in your volunteer insurance can help.
Simply Good Sense
When you’re trekking out into the great unknown, isn’t it a smarter idea to have some form of coverage than none? Your mother always told you to make good choices; is it a good choice to forego insurance during your next volunteer trip?
Checking out a resource like VIS can help to answer many of the questions you might have about volunteer insurance. It’s an added expense, yes, but it’s always better to be prepared. Check out what packages are available to help you the next time you volunteer.