For those employees and students who are interested in potentially volunteering for service in Haiti, the best option would be to go to ServNC.org to register for the Duke University Hospital State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT).
Should the federal government decide that emergency assistance from North Carolina is needed, the Duke SMAT would be considered as one of the volunteer “assets” that could be mobilized to go to Haiti. This volunteer option would offer the highest degree of security and organization. Volunteers under the SMAT program are compensated and receive liability insurance.
For those employees who have an interest in volunteering – either through ServNC.org, or perhaps through a community organization or church – we urge you to consult the Duke Human Resources policies on leave.
For information about volunteer opportunities on campus in support of relief efforts, visit the Duke Center for Civic Engagement website.