Angels in yellow shirts bring help and hope to Nepal

A devastating natural disaster struck Nepal April 25, 2015—a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed in the ensuing days and weeks by 304 aftershocks, including one of 7.3 and another 6.7. The initial temblor and its unstable aftermath took the lives of more than 9,000 people, injured more than 23,000 and left some 2 million without adequate food and shelter.



Fiji Islands pastor uplifts village with VM Technology

The name “Fiji” typically instills visions of a vacation paradise, picturesque South Pacific islands renowned for a thriving luxury tourism industry. But the sad truth is that a third of Fiji’s population in rural villages lives in abject poverty and illiteracy.



Volunteer Ministers What Officials Have To Say

“THE MAMPURU ROYAL HOUSE WOULD LIKE TO THANK L. RON HUBBARD FOR THE VOLUNTEER MINISTERS PROGRAM AND FOR WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR CAUSE.” —Prince of the Mampuru Royal House, South Africa


Volunteer Ministers Simple Tools that Save Lives

WASHINGTON: Mary, a young woman in Washington, completed the Answers to Drugs Course online. “I never thought being drug-free was possible until I found this program...


Volunteer Ministers Aid Recovery in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Two decades after the end of the Bosnian War in 1995, the specter of violence and despair again hangs heavy over the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tuzla Canton was the center of the 2014 “Bosnian Spring” protests that spread to the rest of the country, with hundreds injured in the outbreak of public revolt over high unemployment and two decades of political inertia.



Using the Volunteer Ministers’ Online Courses to Save Lives

Anyone, anywhere in the world, may enroll on one or more of the Scientology Handbook—Tools for Life Courses that are the heart and soul of the Volunteer Ministers program. The courses, free of charge on the volunteerministers.org website, provide practical assistance with life’s everyday challenges.


Volunteer Ministers Tools for Life Available Online

People from every country of the world have enrolled on the free online Tools for Life courses for Volunteer Ministers or for anyone who wishes to learn new life skills.


No Matter How Remote the Challenge, Volunteer Ministers Seize the Day

Volunteer Ministers bring their unique form of help not only in times of natural disasters that devastate whole countries, but also to the challenges experienced in everyday life. This is where the Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tours come in—10 across the globe providing training in VM Technology to locations rural, urban and remote.


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.