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

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

A Certificate of Conduct, or a ‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag’ (VOG), is also called proof of good behaviour. It is a document declaring that a person’s behaviour does not represent an impediment to doing certain volunteer work.

There is a measure which clubs and associations, which meet the requirements, can use to Begin external link: apply for free for a Certificate of Conduct for their volunteers(External link), end external link..

The measure is 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 activities are carried out by volunteers

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

Organisations can apply for a subsidy 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 Begin link: Activities subsidy for city districts, end link. at the Department of Public Service.


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