Volunteering IS FREE!<quoted text>
Doing it on the cheap I see. You do know that the flag is the refuge of the scoundrel, don't you?(Samuel Johnson).
Volunteering, in the sense of carrying out tasks or providing services for individuals or community organisations
--without financial recompense---
Examples of VOLUNTEER
Volunteers are needed to help with the bake sale.
The school was built by volunteers.
recompense -[opposite of without recompense]
n recompense [ˈrekəmpens]
money etc given to someone in return for his trouble, inconvenience or effort