Thank you for joining Team Nic. We’re really glad to have your help with Nicolette Boele’s campaign as the community independent candidate for the people of Bradfield.  

As a community independent, Nicolette Boele relies on and enjoys the support of volunteers from Bradfield and the wider community. Your enthusiastic and principled participation is absolutely vital. We will make efforts to ensure that volunteers work in a fun, respectful and safe environment.  

This is a Volunteer Agreement between you and Nixs Run Pty Ltd (Nixs Run). This Agreement sets out the mutual obligations and the standards of behaviour and expectations for Nixs Run volunteers.  

This Agreement does not create an employment, contractor or agent relationship between you and Nixs Run and it may be cancelled at any time by us or by you.  

As a volunteer for Nixs Run you understand the following: 

  • all duties are on a voluntary basis and you will not receive remuneration or payment for this work. 
  • you are not entitled to incur expenses on behalf of Nixs Run 
  • you are not to speak, post or otherwise communicate on behalf of Nixs Run or Nicolette Boele, unless specifically authorised in writing to do so. 

You confirm that you are not a current member of a political party.  

Nixs Run and Nicolette Boele value our volunteers and we will endeavour to provide you with: 

  • an orientation and any training necessary for the volunteer role 
  • a safe environment for you to volunteer 
  • respect for your privacy, including keeping your private information confidential 
  • insurance to cover you for the volunteer duties you are authorised to perform. 

In addition, you agree to: 

  • abide by the Code of Conduct
  • participate in an induction program 
  • only undertake duties you are authorised to perform, and follow reasonable directions and instructions that we give you   
  • notify an officer or member of Nixs Run (such as the Chief of Staff) 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, volunteers or a location 
  • use any property or equipment given to you safely and only for the purpose of volunteering and return it to the organisation when you finish 
  • comply with the law at all times 
  • comply with Nixs Run policies. 

The health and safety of you and others 

The safety of everyone who is involved in Nixs Run and our organisation is a priority. 

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act) and other laws, Nixs Run has a duty of care to minimise risks to everyone affected by its conduct (including paid employees and volunteers). 

It also means that as a volunteer, you may have WHS responsibilities too. 

These include to: 

  • take reasonable care for your own health and safety 
  • take reasonable care for the health and safety of others 
  • comply with any reasonable instruction 
  • let us know of any concerns you may have about safety and/or fitness in undertaking your role 
  • comply with all reasonable policies and procedures of Nixs Run 
  • treat others with the respect with which you wish to be treated 

Insurance 

We are committed to holding insurance cover for volunteers who are carrying out volunteering roles that have been approved and authorised by us. Like all insurance, the cover is subject to the terms and conditions of the policy provider. 

Nixs Run holds Volunteer Insurance, Public & Products Liability Insurance and Association Liability Insurance. Insured persons include voluntary workers of Nixs Run aged under 85 years. 

We want to let you know that the following events are not covered by our insurance: 

  • actions that are beyond the scope of your volunteer role, or that occur without appropriate authority or permission from us 
  • criminal activity (including criminal charges arising out of driving incidents) 
  • dishonest or reckless activities 
  • where loss results from self-inflicted injury, the use of alcohol or drugs, mental illness, pregnancy and childbirth or a pre-existing condition. 

There are also limitations on some benefits. If you would like to view a copy of the insurance policy, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]  

Photo Consent 

You allow us to use photos of you taken while undertaking your volunteer activities. We will use such photos to market and promote Nixs Run and Nicolette Boele’s campaign for the seat of Bradfield. This may include the use of your image in printed and digital marketing, and on social media. 

We won’t list your name if we use a photo of you unless we have your consent.  

Public Health 

When carrying out your volunteer role you agree to comply with public health orders. We and you acknowledge that public health orders and government mandated requirements are dynamic. 

You should not attend any activity if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or any other infectious condition. You must not attend any activity if you have tested positive to COVID-19 and have not been cleared by the relevant authority, or are otherwise required to isolate.   

Intellectual Property 

You agree that the ownership of any intellectual property rights in any materials developed by Nixs Run will not be altered, transferred or assigned.  

You assign all intellectual property rights and interests (including copyright) in any content, processes, documentation, reports and/or other materials developed in relation to, or in connection with, the provision of voluntary services under this Agreement to Nixs Run. 

You consent to the use by Nixs Run of such creations in a manner reasonably contemplated by the voluntary services provided under this document. As a volunteer you also agree not to bring any claim for infringement of your moral rights in respect of that use. 

Confidential Information and Privacy 

In the course of your volunteer role, you may be given information which is marked confidential or which is obviously confidential.  You agree to keep any such information confidential and only use it for the purpose for which it is given to you.  You may not use or disclose that information for any other purpose, unless required by law. 

You also agree to abide by Nixs Run’s Privacy Policy which (among other things) strictly prohibits the use of contact details (for example, of donors or subscribers) for purposes other than those for which they were collected. 

 

 

When you complete your contact details through our online sign-up form, please tick the box to acknowledge that you have read and agreed to this Volunteer Agreement. 

Thank you and welcome to the team. 

Nicolette

 

Version: May 2024