"I am a nurse and also a volunteer with a passion for giving back to the community.
Outside of work, I am a proud member of the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC), where I contribute to national defence as a bridge watch keeper.
On top of that, I volunteer my time and skills with a non-profit organisation, going on regular overseas missions to provide medical aid to those in need. These include the setting up of mobile clinics in rural villages in Myanmar and providing cataract operations to refugees in Kurdistan.
What drives me in volunteering is my belief that even small contributions can make a significant difference in someone’s life. My volunteer work has also enriched my nursing practice, by fostering greater empathy through our interactions with diverse communities.
Having been blessed with these opportunities to help others, I encourage anyone who might be keen to support those in need to consider volunteering in any form. Be it lending a listening ear to an elderly patient, or overseas missions to provide medical care – sometimes, you gain much more than you can imagine through these experiences."
Quek Yi Ping
Assistant Nurse Clinician, Neurology
National Neuroscience Institute