Can I get travel insurance for volunteering with animals?
Absolutely! If you’re looking to buy travel insurance for volunteering with animals, you’ve come to the right place. Volunteer Card offers incredible coverage exclusive to traveling volunteers, like you, because we care about the work you do! You can get covered for overseas humanitarian or conservation projects, starting as low as $29 for a single trip.
If you’re on the fence about buying travel insurance, you should consider the potential risks for volunteer work with animals.
Animals are wild, which means anything can happen
Whether an animal is small or large, anything can happen. Animals are wild, which means they can act unpredictably. Volunteering with animals is incredibly fun and rewarding–yet it comes with risk. You can minimize the risk by following animal handling safety tips and purchasing travel insurance before you leave. Travel insurance will cover you for unforeseen medical expenses that may result from working with exotic and domestic animals. Here are just a few safety concerns travel insurance will cover while volunteering abroad with animals.
✅ Travel insurance covers care for bite infections
If you get bit or scratched while working with animals and contract a disease, virus, or infection, travel insurance will cover your emergency treatment expenses while abroad, including the associated, covered medical services and medications.
*Note: Continual therapy and treatment received after you return home is not covered by travel insurance.
✅ Travel insurance covers emergency medical services
If you sprain your ankle, break an arm, or get another injury while volunteering with animals, travel insurance will cover the emergency medical services you may need for treatment. Such medical services may include relevant x-rays, anesthetics, and therapeutic services you receive while abroad.
✅ Travel insurance covers emergency prescriptions
If an animal wounds you and you’re at risk of infection, travel insurance will cover the requires antibiotics or other medicines you may need for emergency treatment and prevention.
✅ Travel insurance covers emergency dental care
If you lose a tooth, say, from a bucking horse, Volunteer Card travel insurance will cover emergency dental treatment up to $750 with the Basic, Plus, or Premium plan.
Important Coverage Notices:
*Travel insurance will only cover medical expenses up to the specified dollar amount, as listed in the description of coverage
*Travel insurance will only reimburse charges for covered losses, as listed in the description of coverage
*To receive covered reimbursement, your unforeseen illness, and/or injury must occur while on your trip. Medical costs incurred after you return from your trip are not covered by travel insurance
Think you’re ready to purchase travel insurance for volunteer work with animals? Make sure you buy a plan before you leave to receive coverage.