‘The Volunteer’ by Amy McDonald

Here is Amy McDonald’s hilarious story ‘The Volunteer’, performed live on stage at last year’s debut event of Stories in the Key of GC.


Amy recounts her experience at a volunteers training day for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. There are a classic cast of characters, from the Canadian training staff to ‘Itchy Guy’ and one very special character steers the story into almost calamitous sequence of events. Introducing ‘Val’, the ultimate volunteer.

I play a button accordion, upright guitar (like an upright bass) and trigger pre prepared music inspired by cheesy corporate promo soundtracks. Thanks to Jake Morton for sitting in on the drums and the impromptu “boom tish”.

Please enjoy ‘The Volunteer’.

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