The old adage never volunteer is a load of old hoop produce, or at least used to be. I used to volunteer for anything and everything. Okay, so sometimes I ended up doing shitty jobs, but more often than not there were unexpected experiences and opportunities that made my time in green much more varied and interesting. The trick was to do the shitty job with a decent attitude, express polite interest in things around you and ask. On many occasions doors would open and invites would be made. It got to the point where my troop staffy would say right, we need two volun only to momentarily pause and lovingly scream put your hand down, you little Scouse twat! Then the troop Sgt, never one to be left out of the fun for long would, quick as a flash, sum up the situation and gush yeah, fuck off and die. Oh, how I basked in the welcome spotlight of their fleeting attention. What are your experiences of volunteering?