Volunteer Ministers Answer the Call for Victims of Philippines Typhoons

Volunteer Ministers (VMs) embody the true spirit of Scientology. Their help knows no boundaries. When all seems bleak or lost, the VMs rekindle hope, purpose and spiritual values in a sometimes harsh and materialistic world—as most illustrated in times of disaster.


Bringing Study Technology and Disaster Relief Across India

Providing high-quality education to the nation of India is urgent. A third of the 1.2 billion population lives below the poverty line and 25% cannot read. Only 15% of Indian students reach high school and just 7% graduate. Add to this the several thousand ethnic groups, castes and tribes, 211 distinct languages and more than 1,600 dialects, and the educational challenge is daunting.


Global Movement Extends Help to Millions Anytime and Anywhere There is a Need

Whether serving in their own communities or on the other side of the world, Scientology Volunteer Ministers extend unconditional help in service of the motto, “Something can be done about it.” The program was initiated in the mid-1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard after observing that crime and violence in society were rising in proportion to the decline of religious influence.


Volunteer Ministers Telling the Story

The Volunteer Minister story since 9/11 is told in many ways: in the words of those helped in their time of greatest need; by rescue workers seeking help to carry on; by media reporting on natural and man-made disasters; and by Volunteer Ministers themselves.