Dave has volunteered for a range of organisations, boards and events throughout his professional career. He has the knowledge, takes the time and enjoys sharing his experience for the benefit of others.
Presently he's Chair of the Victoria University of Wellington Tourism Management Advisory Group (since 2008) and regularly provides mentoring and support to young New Zealanders. He is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on UNESCO Global Geoparks for New Zealand, an advisory board member of the Kāpiti Island Nature Lodge, a board member of the Timber Trail Lodge (Waitomo New Zealand) and an advisor to the NZ Government’s Sir Edmund Hillary Expedition Grants Committee. Previous roles include being a member of the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Recreation Council (2009 -2013), trustee of the Rainbow Warrior Trust (Pacific Development and Conservation Trust) (2004 - 2009), past President of the Tongariro Natural History Society, and President of the New Zealand Alpine Club from 2003 to 2005.