Foundation/AGM21/Election to Board/Answers and manifestos/Q3 Your time
It varies a lot. Finding a new bank was a full day job sometimes, only possible because not much else was happening at the time. On average, I’d say that I spend about 20 hours a month on the OSMF, or about one hour a day.
Between meetings, working group activities, and being responsive to community needs as they arise I anticipate that I will be able to contribute 10% of my working time to OpenStreetMap.
I have spent, on average, 15 hours per month on the Board since I was elected. (I keep track of how many hours I do.)
My time on OSMF Board matters is at least 2 days per month, and frequently more. That includes time in preparation and attendance at meeting, and action items and other work in follow up, and in direct discussion with other people.
I'm currently using about 30 hours per month for the Engineering Working Group. I expect a similar amount of time for the board.
From reading the testimonials of past board members, it sounds like 4-8 hours a week is expected. I do not consider board service to be part of my regular job, and I have a flexible enough schedule that I can strictly separate my job time from my volunteer board work.
I’m willing to put in extra hours for something important like this.