COSV original statute dates back to 1968, and it has been completely revised in two important occasions.
The first revision is the result of a two years process of evaluation and adjustment, shared amongst the members of the association. The revised statute has been voted in 2006, it opened the Executive Board to the contribution of external councilors, introduced new regulatory bodies and overall a stronger focus on transparency of decision-making mechanisms and on stakeholders .
The second revision, currently into force since 2010, provides for the inclusion of additional control mechanisms necessary for the granting of legal personality granted to COSV by the Prefecture of Milan. On this occasion it was also necessary to change the official name of the association: from “Coordinating Committee of the Organizations for Voluntary Service” in “Coordination of the Organizations for Voluntary Service“.