Mei Yi found out about HealthServe through one of her Facebook feeds, where she learnt about HealthServe’s mission and the services provided for the migrant workers in need. As a Life Science graduate, she particularly likes Biomedical Sciences and is interested in volunteering in the clinics at HealthServe. She signed up in late 2016, and since then, she has been helping out in the clinic with administrative tasks.
Mei Yi describes her volunteering journey in HealthServe as a valuable opportunity to serve the group of people – migrant workers – who are less taken care of in society. “Usually their healthcare is not put in great emphasis. Every week, I see people coming to us, some [migrant workers] even come back for repeated visits. They do enjoy our services. The volunteers are very caring and helpful. The staff at HealthServe are very kind, well-trained, and willing to share their knowledge with us.”
When asked about her most memorable moment in HealthServe, she recounts a night when a man with a bleeding head caused by a bottle of beer came seeking for help at the clinic. Despite it being near the end of the opening hours for the clinic, all the clinical staff were more than willing to rush to his help. Without hesitation, one of the HealthServe medical staff administered first aid while the rest called for the ambulance. What struck her the most was how the clinic serves anyone in need without a second thought and helps people beyond who they serve.