Something CAN Be Done About It
The answers to so many problems that surround us in society are as close as a local Volunteer Minister. From the sites of colossal tragedies, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Australian wildfires, and Central European floods, to the daily disasters encountered in any home anywhere, Volunteer Ministers are called upon time and again to bring effective help and practical solutions to their fellow man.
The ever-growing corps of Volunteer Ministers — more than 61,000 as Freedom went to press — today spans all continents in over 150 countries. Each is trained to help people deal successfully with the upheavals of existence and to restore order, dignity, honesty and happiness to their lives.
Most people have the desire to help in such matters. Often, they don't know
how. Volunteer Ministers know what to do and how to help in times of crisis.
In establishing the Volunteer Ministers program in the mid-1970s, Mr. Hubbard created a broad-based movement of individuals from all walks of life dedicated to bringing practical assistance to others. By applying fundamental Scientology techniques that anyone can use, Volunteer Ministers embody the solutions-driven motto they live by: "Something CAN Be Done About It."
Their stories often emotional and epic, Volunteer Ministers have often worked, as in 2005, in the most dire of circumstances. The following pages illustrate what it means to be a Volunteer Minister and what motivates so many of them to get involved.