Risk Management

Health and Safety

Travel Teachers volunteer expeditions are a great way to broaden your horizons, immerse yourself deep within culture and make a valuable contribution in a global community. But alongside these rewards are some inherent risks that need to be understood and well managed.

As a provider of responsible volunteer travel we take great care to keep our volunteers safe. We have developed a comprehensive approach to managing risks across all of our programs that gives volunteers the knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe, secure and healthy whilst in the field with us.

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pre departure

Through our extensive induction training, comprehensive information booklets and the ongoing support of our expert field team, we help volunteers get well-prepared for their volunteer expedition.

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during project

Travel Teacher volunteers will be accompanied by our experienced field team along with local staff members throughout their project with us, they will have access to first hand support 24/7.

I felt safe and supported throughout my whole journey with Travel Teacher, experienced staff members are with you 24/7. Being on the other side of the world, this provided me with confidence
— Holly Farmer - Travel Teacher Volunteer
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emergency response

We do everything we can to keep our volunteers safe from harm. We provide exceptional 24-hour support and are well prepared to provide a rapid response in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Risk Management Policy

We pride ourselves on delivering rewarding experiences that are safe and supported ensuring that risks need are well managed. Learn how we manages risk and how we ensure volunteers can be kept safe while abroad. View policy.


Getting Insured

We will do everything we can to ensure your trip abroad is memorable for all the right reasons. But it's important to make sure you have an appropriate level of travel insurance, so you're covered if anything goes wrong.  You can obtain the right level of cover from our partners STA Travel