The context is unpaid person acting as staff, but "volunteer staff" and "unpaid staff" just don't have any panache. Informal feels like it's casual, as in "doesn't take it seriously". Any suggestions?

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  • Community servant? Hmm, maybe not. Volunteer on its own works quite well. Can you give us any information about why that (acting) member of staff is unpaid? – Lawrence Dec 21 '17 at 13:38
  • Honorary, perhaps, as in honorary secretary? – Mick Dec 21 '17 at 13:57
  • Unpaid because we are a non-profit with limited resources and I'm retired so I have time and I'm good at this aspect (the others like the big picture work and I like the details); it's a way for me to make a contribution, that's all. - I always considered myself "ersatz staff" until I looked up the definition and it says "generally inferior" - stopped liking that wording at that point. – user272753 Dec 21 '17 at 14:11
  • "Auxiliay” might suit... – Rob_Ster Dec 21 '17 at 14:32
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