Code of Conduct
As a volunteer for the Jacqui Scruby campaign we ask you to agree to act in accordance with our policies and behave in a way that reflects our values which include:
We ask that you agree to always demonstrate the following behaviours:
- Be your best self; act with honesty, courtesy, reasonable care and diligence.
- Promote democracy; act to promote the electoral process and respectful discourse within our community.
- Engage in positive action; never publicity disparage or defame any other political campaign, candidate, elected representative or members of our community.
- Be welcoming, inclusive and work safe; work to facilitate a kind and healthy environment for all.
We couldn’t do this without the support of hundreds of volunteers like you. Every contribution you make will bring us closer to electing Jacqui Scruby as a strong, Independent voice for Pittwater at the NSW State Election on March 25th, 2023.
We’re excited to welcome you to the team.
Our campaign values its volunteers, and will endeavour to provide you with:
- Orientation, support, and any guidance necessary for the volunteer role.
- A safe environment for you to volunteer.
It’s our priority to ensure that the volunteer experience is fun and fulfilling for all involved. To this end, we ask that you:
- Are honest, polite and kind to your fellow volunteers, and the Campaign team.
- Be respectful and well-mannered toward members of the general public and other campaigns – especially when their opinions are different to your own.
- Be your best self,and behave in a way that is welcoming and inclusive of all.
Please read the following details in full, and if you have any questions, contact [email protected]
As a volunteer for Jacqui Scruby’s Independent campaign for Pittwater (hereafter called ‘the Campaign’), you acknowledge and agree that:
- You are not an employee of Jacqui Scruby nor of the Campaign.
- All duties, activities, and work are performed on a voluntary basis.
- You will not receive remuneration or payment for the activities you perform.
- You will act in the best interests of the Campaign at all times.
- You will keep confidential any plans, contacts, collateral and other information relating to the Campaign.
Health and Safety
The safety of our volunteers, and everyone involved in the Campaign, is paramount.
Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act) and other laws, the Campaign has a duty of care to minimise risks to everyone affected by its conduct – including paid employees and volunteers. This means that as a volunteer, you may have WHS duties too.
- To take reasonable care for your own health and safety.
- To take reasonable care for the health and safety of others.
- To comply with any reasonable instruction by the Campaign team.
- To let the Campaign team know of any concerns you may have about safety and/or fitness in undertaking any role, and
- To co-operate with any reasonable policies and procedures of the Campaign.
In New South Wales, there are laws that protect volunteers in community organisations from civil liability (i.e. legal action like a negligence claim) in specific circumstances. To ensure you are protected under these laws, the Campaign requires that you:
- Only perform voluntary community work that is directed or supervised by a member of the Campaign Team.
- Only undertake duties you are authorised to perform, and perform all tasks as instructed by a Campaign Team member.
- Follow reasonable directions and instructions that you are given by Volunteer Team Leaders, the Campaign Team, and NSW Electoral Commission officials.
- Notify a Volunteer Team Leader or a Campaign Team member of any health and safety issues or potentially hazardous situations that may pose a risk to you or others, and report any accidents or incidents relating to staff or volunteers.
- Use any property or equipment given to you safely and only for the purpose of volunteering and return it when you have finished using it.
- Are not affected by drugs or alcohol when you are volunteering.
- Always comply with the law.
If you are unsure whether a certain task or duty is authorised, please do not hesitate to talk to a Volunteer Team Leader or member of the Campaign Team.
All volunteers for the Campaign agree to transfer all intellectual property rights and interests (including copyright) in any ideas or materials they create relating to their provision of voluntary services to Karen Freyer.
All volunteers also consent to the use by Jacqui Scruby or the Campaign of all intellectual property created in a manner reasonably contemplated by the voluntary services provided by you to the Campaign. As a volunteer, you also agree not to bring any claim for infringement of your moral rights in respect to that use.
Photo and Video Consent
If you pose for a photo or video while carrying out your volunteer activities, you agree with it being used for the purposes of marketing and promoting the Campaign. This may include the use of your image on printed and digital marketing materials, and on social media.
Welcome to Jacqui Scruby’s campaign as the Community Independent candidate for Pittwater!