Orderlies (Verzorgers) qualify for the medal when they support a registered marching group during the entire four day march. They do not qualify for the Vierdaagse cross.
Each registered group is allowed an orderly on a bicycle (not motor assisted) to support them during the marches, carrying food, drink and first aid supplies. To qualify, orderlies must be registered in advance. Groups of between 11–20 participants may register one orderly and groups of 21 or more, a maximum of two.
Being an orderly can be hard work. Groups typically march 40 km per day for the 4 days. The team Orderly usually cycles about 60 km per day since there are sections of the walking route where cyclists are not allowed as the path is too narrow and crowded.
The conditions of award for orderlies to both civilian groups and military detachments are the same.