REMEDY at Duke is a volunteer program run by Duke students and staff to recover usable surplus medical supplies and distribute them to areas of need overseas.
REMEDY is a component of the Global Health Institute’s Duke PLUS surplus program. REMEDY saves live while offering a cost-saving, charitable alternative to medical surplus disposal and storage. The program reduces waste while improving health care for severely underserved populations.
REMEDY volunteers assist in the sorting, packing, and inventory of these materials in order for them to be distributed. Volunteers work in teams of at least five people and generally meet on Sunday afternoons for one to two hours each week. Other times are available as requested.
Program location: Duke University Hospital storage room
Training provided: Volunteer orientation session -- which includes fire and safety, compliance, HIPAA, service recovery, etc. -- and job-specific training
Time commitment: One to two hours per week, six-month to one-year commitment