Patrick Wallis began volunteering with Vinnies in 2009 when he joined the Mazenod College Conference. From there, he built on his Vincentian journey through various youth support programs, the Curtin University Conference, WA State Youth Team, National Youth Team, and was appointed in 2015 to the WA State Council in the role of State Youth Representative.

Patrick is currently completing his Honours in Chemical Engineering at Curtin University and works as Assistant Manager of Palace Cinemas Raine Square. He hopes in the future to found a social enterprise specialty bar in Perth to support young people experiencing homelessness.