The Hague - Compensation for costs of Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) for volunteers

Compensation for costs of Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) for volunteers

Do you need a Certificate of Good Conduct for your volunteers? Organisations can often claim the costs made by their volunteers.

A Certificate of Good Conduct, or a ‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag’ (VOG), is also called a Certificate of Good Behaviour. It is a document declaring that the applicant did not commit any criminal offences relevant to the performance of his or her duties.

Apply for free

Clubs and associations which meet the requirements can apply for free for a Certificate of Good Conduct for their volunteers.

The measures are meant for:

  • volunteers who work with underage children as part of a volunteer organisation
  • volunteers who work with people with an intellectual disability as part of a volunteer organisation

A ‘volunteer organisation’ is defined as:

  • an organisation with a legal personality
  • non-profit
  • where 70% of the tasks are carried out by volunteers

Sports clubs and scouting clubs used to be able to claim the costs for a Certificate of Good Conduct with the professional association, but they now can also make use of these measures.

Subsidy application for organisations

Organisations can submit a subsidy application in certain cases if:  

  • they are not eligible for these measures
  • they are defined as volunteer organisations
  • they meet the conditions of the relevant measures

    These organisations can submit the application at the Subsidieregeling Stimuleren Vrijwillige Inzet or the Activiteitensubsidie stadsdeel at the Department of Public Service.

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