Reasons for Volunteer Insurance
There are some safety precautions to consider as you plan your trip. Accidents are one of the main causes of injury and death among unprepared travelers and volunteers. Being away from family and the usual health resources inflate the seriousness of accidents away from home.
Know that Social Security and Medicare do not provide coverage outside of the US. Volunteers outside of the US must have medical evacuation insurance to provide transfer from a resource-poor area to a hospital with appropriate services. Without insurance, emergency evacuations could run as much as $100,000.
Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Insurance
Global Ministries offers accident insurance. This insurance policy is for, but not limited to, participants in UMVIM projects; or Advance projects involved in working with Global Ministries missionaries and includes travel to and from destination. It is not intended for non-work trips or for language study except when required by the Individual Volunteer program.
The cost of coverage is $0.80 per person per day ($0.55 per person per day for Individual Volunteers). Register and request insurance.
The following are some additional insurance options for volunteers:
Teams, individuals and Primetimers can apply for accident insurance through Global Ministries.