Shantini’s Casework Internship Experience

“My biggest takeaway is that they are also people with their own stories and their own family. At the end of the day we are all human beings with the same desires and wants so we should always be kind to one another”- Shantini Shantini worked as a Casework intern at HealthServe for 2-3 months […]

Eric’s Clinic Internship Experience

“Covid-19 showed me my lack of knowledge of migrant workers and their situation. Before it felt very impersonal, like a far away problem.” Eric was interested to find out more about the extent to which migrant workers were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues they faced after reading many articles online. Eric, a […]

Patient Pei Jun

Pei Jun first heard about HealthServe in late 2016 through a church member who volunteers as a doctor, and ever since then, she has never looked back. As a nurse, Pei Jun helps with the dispensing of medications and ensures that the patients understand the dosage and possible side effects of them. She also gives […]

Cheery Cheryl, our Volunteer Dentist

Dr Cheryl is currently volunteering as a dentist in HealthServe. She first heard about HealthServe through her classmate in dental school. Finding volunteering a meaningful way of serving the migrant community and gaining more insights into the inner-workings of a clinic, Dr Cheryl began volunteering in HealthServe in 2016. She mainly helped with administrative work […]

Enthusiastic Eunice, our Volunteer Clinic Assistant

“They [migrant brothers] are also people, they are humans too, if you are willing to know them, they have many interesting stories to share, and their country is not as backward as you think.”  Eunice started her journey in HealthServe with the registrations of the migrant brothers and currently volunteers as a clinic assistant. She […]

Curious Candy, our Volunteer Dentist

Dr Candy is one of the few dentists who volunteer regularly at our clinics. A little more than a year ago, Dr Candy’s interest in HealthServe was sparked when her friend introduced and she saw the increasing demand for dental services in the migrant worker community.  She finds communication to be the most interesting part […]

Easygoing Elroy, our Volunteer GP

Starting here over 10 years ago, Dr Elroy is one of HealthServe’s longest volunteers. It was his church friend who introduced him to Dr Goh Wei Leong, the founder of HealthServe. Since then, he began volunteering at HealthServe consistently. During those days, he mainly helped out with administrative work, but now he provides medical services […]

Earnest Evon, our Volunteer Archivist

“I think this is where I see humanity at its best, people willing to reach out.”  This is what motivates Evon to keep volunteering at HealthServe. Besides food project and shelter, she feels that HealthServe stands apart from other migrant worker service providers due to our medical services. In witnessing the help we try to […]

Kind Keefe, our Volunteer GP

Dr Keefe has been volunteering at HealthServe for a year as a General Practitioner. He wants to contribute in areas that are underserved, and he believes in giving back to the migrant worker community, who has played a huge role in building the infrastructure in Singapore. Unlike the usual cough and colds that most white-collar […]

Jovial Joshua, our Volunteer GP

Dr Joshua joined HealthServe 7 years ago when he was still a medical student. He started off his volunteering journey as a clinic assistant who carries out administrative work such as registration or packing medication, and he is now a GP doctor that gives medical care to the migrant workers.  When asked to share a […]

Active Adriel, our Volunteer Doctor

Since 2015, Dr Adriel has been volunteering at HealthServe as a doctor. During those days, she recalled that the organisation worked in smaller premises. Over time, she has witnessed HealthServe grow to serve a much larger proportion of the migrant worker community and become more successful in its outreach to the public.  Dr Adriel volunteers […]

Hopeful Habibbullah, our Volunteer Translator

Joining us as a volunteer at Tai Seng Centre back in 2015, yesterday was Habibbullah’s first day volunteering as a translator in our Geylang Clinic. Since young, he realised that many of his relatives would consult his father whenever they encountered a problem. Inspired by his father’s helpful nature, he is motivated to carry on […]

Reflections of a Casework Intern

According to a 2015 survey conducted by the Singapore Management University (SMU), over 60% of low-skilled migrant workers in Singapore are “likely to be suffering from serious psychological distress” as they wait for their salary or injury claims to be resolved. Facing great financial stress, some of them may lapse back into behaviours like spitting […]

Giving is, Indeed, Receiving

Internship Reflection Giving is, indeed, receiving “Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”  ― Mother Teresa I remember when I first chanced upon this internship I […]

Meet an Intern: Jolene

Name: Jolene Quek Jia Min School: Ngee Ann Polytechnic Internship duration: 15 October 2015 to 14 January 2016 Why did you choose to intern at HealthServe? I was inspired by Bernice Wong’s project – “Beyond the Border, Behind the Men” where she went to Bangladesh to film some of the migrant workers and came back to Singapore to […]