Volunteering with Edinburgh Greenpeace can take you to all sorts of interesting places: perhaps a visit to your MP, an energy company's headquarters, the Department for Transport, the new Rainbow Warrior, or even risking the sheriff court if you fancy that sort of thing!
Last weekend was no exception when our action-packed destination was the awesome Knockengorroch "World Ceilidh" Music Festival in remotest Galloway. A small team of volunteers navigated to this decidedly "off-map" festival last Thursday to receive a warm welcome from the organisers who gave us the best location in the site: a view of the main stage to accompany our campaigning.
Over the next three days we had relaxed chats with music-lovers and persuaded hundreds of them to sign up to our Save the Arctic campaign and demand that Shell stop drilling in the Arctic. Not that anyone needed much persuasion: you don't need to be a dedicated environmentalist to see that risking this most vulnerable of unique ecosystems just so we can live on unsustainable oil for an extra three years is a monumentally stupid thing to do.
And of course, being at a music festival, there was no shortage of entertainment! Each evening we wound down our campaigning and joined the party, taking in everything from delicate acoustic airs to the legendary Skatalites and the overpowering celtic fusion of the Peatbog Faeries.
I don't think we could have got our summer of music festivals off to a better start!
If you'd like to volunteer with Greenpeace please get in touch with your local network coordinator via the Greenpeace Getactive webpage.