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.
Since 1 January 2015 there is a new measure which clubs and associations, which meet the requirements, can use to Begin 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
- 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: , end link. at the Department of Public Service.
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