FIVS comprises a General Assembly, a Presidential Council, three Working Groups, two Committees, and a Secretariat.

The General Assembly sets the overall direction for the federation and includes representatives from each member.

The Presidential Council implements the strategies set by the General Assembly and consists of a president, three vice-presidents, a secretary, an assistant secretary, a treasurer, and an assistant treasurer. A member emeritus also assists with targeted initiatives.

The FIVS Secretariat coordinates operations to ensure the smooth functioning of the Federation, its committees, and its working groups.

FIVS’s Committees handle substantive issues, such as in the case of the Scientific and Technical Committee, and administrative matters, such as in the case of the Recruitment Committee.

FIVS’s three Working Groups seek to improve members’ economic, social, and environmental sustainability (the so-called “triple bottom line”):