I asked a question of pastors about sermon preparation time in this thread:
The pastor with whom I was speaking tends to view his time in terms of "hours worked" and his remuneration as being equivalent to so much money per hour. He is definitely bi-vocational (actually "tri-vocational"). He needs to keep track of his time closely, which probably informs his way of viewing the time he spends in ministry.
One of the things he's said is that he thinks it's OK to work so many hours in ministry for the church, and then have additional time that he considers to be "volunteer" time for the church. I find it difficult to quantify this, because the pastor's remuneration form the church is a monthly housing allowance, and the allowance is paid regardless of the "number of hours worked." In essence, it's like a salary (although a very minimal one).
In my way of thinking, any pastor who does anything for the church should consider it part of his/her pastoral call, and not consider it volunteer hours. Here's an example from my own life:
While I am called to be the Pastor of the congregation and have expectations as such as defined in the Manual, sometimes the scope of my duties goes beyond the Manual definitions. For instance, this week so far I've worked on keeping water from flooding the sub-basement due to a faulty water pump (and cleaned up the messes when the flooding couldn't be stopped in time), set up and taken down the tables in the area where we do our weekly bread distribution ministry, and met with a contractor about getting bats out of the building. Those are not areas specifically defined by the Manual as being pastoral responsibilities, but I view them as part of doing my job rather than as volunteering time.
So what do others think (and I don't want to limit these responses to the opinions of pastors)?