Meet Our Volunteers

Refuge International attracts some of the most dedicated, compassionate and resourceful folks around.

Our mission trip teams are a diverse mix of backgrounds: physicians, nurses, educators, technicians, corporate executives, real estate agents, homemakers, photographers and students.

We are committed to mentoring the next generation of healthcare providers to continue the legacy of care we’re building in Guatemala.

Dr. Ben Mack

Dr. Ben Mack

Service To Others: A Family Affair Dr. Ben Mack has volunteered with Refuge International on at least a dozen trips over the past few years. A...

Amanda Judd, NP

Amanda Judd, NP

A Life’s Path Transformed By A Global Perspective Amanda Judd, a nurse practitioner from Colorado, did not always intend to go into the field of...

Sue Gillette, RN

Sue Gillette, RN

In 2018, Refuge International was fortunate to meet Sue Gillette, RN from Denver, CO. She attended a medical mission trip to Sarstun and traveled...

Anita Lowe MSN, RN

Anita Lowe MSN, RN

Anita Lowe is a clinical instructor at the University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing—Longview University Center. I had the pleasure of speaking...

Laurel Zeller

Laurel Zeller

I was privileged this past November to travel to Guatemala with an organization called Refuge International. I was part of a minor surgery team that...

Connelly Cowan

Connelly Cowan

Connelly Cowan started gathering school supplies through donations from her church, family, and friends at the early age of 7. She is now 14 years...

Stephen Mahoney

Stephen Mahoney

“As a college freshman, I was still pretty clueless about where life would lead me. The guiding force that influenced me towards a career in health...

Consider being part of the Refuge International Mission. Whether you volunteer locally, donate valuable resources, or go on a medical mission trip, your help makes all the difference.

Some of our most urgent needs include:

  • Mission Trip Volunteers
    • Surgeons:  General, GYN, Urology, Ortho
    • Nurses: Peri-op areas
    • Clinicians: Adult and Pediatric
    • Lab and Ultrasound Techs
    • Pharmacists
  • Local (Longview) Volunteers
    • Warehouse Help: sorting and packing inventory
    • Hiway 80 Mission:  Clinicians
  • Donations of Supplies and Equipment