At HealthServe, we value the contributions of volunteers and recognize the gift of their time and expertise. Each volunteer plays an integral role in the services that we provide to our beneficiaries and are critical to our organization’s success. We take their individual experiences, attributes, and competencies into account, and ensure that volunteers are recognized and respected.
You will find the different volunteering opportunities listed here. Our Volunteer Management team will get in touch with you once you have indicated your interest to share about the work that we do and details of the role that you are interested in.
We will guide, support and help you to contribute to the migrant community in the best possible manner that suits your interest, strengths, and talents. Training and the on-the-job guidance will be provided.
For volunteers who are interested to further their roles with us, we offer opportunities for them to take on leadership roles in managing groups of like-minded volunteers and to mentor our newer volunteers.
Please email our Volunteer Management team at [email protected] if you would like to find out more about volunteering. We welcome all individuals and corporate groups to have a chat with us.
For it is in giving that we receive.
Run wholly by volunteers, HealthServe’s clinic offers subsidised health services to migrant workers. These services include dental care, specialist orthopaedic care, dermatology, rehabilitation consultations in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and chronic disease management.
* No medical background required
HealthServe provides a full range of mental health services from large group psychoeducation workshops to individual counselling sessions with native-speaking qualified counsellors, with the aim of addressing, strengthening and empowering the mental wellbeing of migrant workers.
A sub-unit of HealthServe's Casework & Social Services (CWSS) department, the O&E team organises regular community events and free health check-ups for our migrant workers with the aim of better supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.
HealthServe is always on the lookout for like-minded individuals (bonus if you can speak Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Mandarin, Burmese, or Thai!) to assist us in serving the needs of a diverse migrant community.
- At least 18 years and above (except for CHVs [23+]).
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (HealthServe follows MOH’s definition of full vaccination; Clinic volunteers have additional vaccination/immunity requirements).
- Depending on the role and MOH guidelines, some volunteers should expect to undergo ART when volunteering in-person.
- Regular volunteering roles require a minimum commitment of six months, once per month (except for Crisis Helpline Volunteers whose minimum commitment requirement is one year).
- Must be able to attend the necessary training (applicable only to roles that require volunteers to be trained).
- Most volunteering roles require volunteers to volunteer in-person (except for Crisis Helpline Volunteers, translators, and certain interpreter roles).
Got a query? Looking to volunteer as a corporation? Reach out to us at:
Hear From Our Community
When we decide to volunteer, we often think of ourselves as serving and giving. In my journey, I realise that I have received more than I have given. And amidst the challenges of 2020, I have learnt much from the migrant brothers we serve and the volunteers alongside me. The migrant brothers have shown resilience, faith and trust in our system and us.
I like coming back to HealthServe because everyone is working towards the same goals, be it in casework or the clinic.
I feel that most patients are very appreciative. Once, on my way to HealthServe at Geylang, I got lost, but a man recognised me and led me, “Auntie, you want to go clinic is it?” They are very friendly and give thanks from their heart. It’s very heartwarming that they remember and recognise me.
Through this volunteering, I got to know more about their culture, debts incurred from high recruitment fees, and I feel glad that I can play a part in relieving part of their burden.
People in HealthServe do really care - they really pursue from start to finish a brother’s case.
We see many cases of their mom/dad/family being severely ill or passing on, and they can’t attend funerals, see the birth of a child. For them [migrant workers] to say I’m going to survive another day is courageous.
Volunteering gave me so much more purpose, drive and focus. It gave me more awareness of diversity and of different people’s challenges