The Volunteer Minister program was created in the mid 1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, who described the Volunteer Minister as “a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.” (The Scientology Handbook p. vii)
The Volunteer Minister program is a broad initiative bringing effective physical and spiritual assistance to anyone, anywhere.
In addition to serving their own communities worldwide, Volunteer Ministers extend their help to remote cities, towns and villages.
Volunteer Ministers also deliver seminars to police, firemen and disaster relief organizations with local community programs as well as through Goodwill Tours traveling from city to city with their tents.
The Church further established within its global network of volunteers a permanent Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Team, ready to mobilize in times of natural or man-made disasters. Members of the team work with community leaders, government officials, relief organizations and other volunteer groups to provide physical support and meaningful spiritual aid through their organization, skill and experience.
The Volunteer Minister message of hope is forwarded with its motto:
Something Can Be Done About It