Campaigning can be difficult, tiring work. Candidates often seek help to knock on doors, erect campaign signs, or hand out brochures or buttons.
Most campaign workers are volunteers.
Volunteer labour is any service provided free of charge by a person outside of that person’s working hours.
Volunteer labour does not include services provided by someone who is self-employed, if the service provided is one normally sold by that person. For example, a self-employed carpenter who builds campaign signs is making a non-monetary contribution rather than providing volunteer labour.
Non-monetary contributions count as election expenses. All contributions, whether money or services, must be made through a candidate’s Official Agent.
Volunteers working on behalf of a candidate are reminded of their duty to act respectfully, and to know and observe the law.