Travel Insurance

SAFETY

Travel insurance is essential and Pod requires that you have suitable travel insurance

We work with a specialist travel insurance broker called Banner Insurance that arranges travel insurance for Pod Volunteers at a special rate. Click below to get a quote and purchase online - if you have any problems please contact [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE

Remember

  • Arrange it once your placement is confirmed so that you have cancellation cover
  • Check it covers any other activities you may want to do
  • If you have pre-existing medical conditions, declare them and check if they are covered
  • Read your policy details carefully and take a copy with you when you travel
  • If you choose alternative travel insurance, check it carefully as many policies do NOT cover volunteering and make sure it has equivalent cover levels to Banner Insurance

About Banner Insurance

Banner has been providing specialist international travel and medical expenses insurance cover for over twenty years. They cover individuals of all nationalities working and living outside of their country of domicile.

Banner is very supportive of volunteering and in 2016, 3 members of the Banner team travelled out to Ghana to join our building project! Read all about their volunteering here.

Travel Insurance Rate

Pod Volunteers are offered a special rate of £2.22 GBP per day. This also applies to any travel before or after a Pod project.

Travel Insurance Summary of Cover (£ GBP)

  Medical Expenses   Up to £5,000,000
  Hospitalisation   Up to £1,500
  Funeral Expenses   Up to £5,000
  Personal Accident   Up to £25,000
  Cancellation   Up to £3,000
  Travel Disruption   Up to £3,000
  Travel Delay   Up to £100
  Personal Property   Up to £1,500
  Delayed Property   Up to £100
  Money   Up to £750
  Passport   Up to £500
  Hijack and Kidnap   Up to £10,000
  Legal Expenses   Up to £25,000
  Personal Liability   Up to £2,000,000

Activity and Sports List

Provided you are under 75 years of age at the date of buying this Policy, cover is available for the activities and sports listed below: Abseiling, Angling, Archery, Assault course, Badminton, Banana boating, Baseball, Basketball, Beach games, Bowling, Bungee jumping, Canoeing, Clay pigeon shooting, Cricket, Curling, Cycling, Deep sea fishing, Dinghy sailing, Fell walking, Fishing, Football (amateur), Go karting*, Golf, Handball, Hiking, Horse riding (excluding racing, jumping and eventing), Hot air ballooning (as a passenger), Hovercraft*, Indoor climbing, Ice skating, Jet boating*, Jet skiing (no racing), Karting*, Kayaking (up to grade 2 only), Kite surfing*, Mountain biking (no racing), Netball, Orienteering, Organised safari (without guns), Paint balling*, Pony Trekking, Quad biking (no racing)*, Racket ball, Rambling, Roller skating (including blading), Rounders, Rowing*, Running (non competitive), Sailing (with qualified crew, within coastal waters)*, Scuba diving (to 30 metres and accompanied), Sledging, Snorkelling, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Surfing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ten pin bowling, Trekking, Tug of war, Volleyball, Walking, Water polo, Water-skiing, Whale watching, White water rafting (up to grade 4 only), Wind surfing*, Yachting (with qualified crew, within coastal waters)* Personal Liability cover for those activities and sports marked with an * is excluded. This list is not exhaustive. If you intend to participate in any activity not noted above please contact Banner Insurance (see the Travel Insurance Form for details).

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal