Brave the adventure…. Get on board with L'Arche!

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(EXTRA)ORDINARY ENCOUNTERS


Sharing daily life with people with an intellectual disability is a challenge. However, the relationships forged with them in the homes are so rich that the adventure is worth having!

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STOPPING TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE

Committing to being a volunteer (for 6 to 24 months) offers you time to reflect on your choices and expectations for life.

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CONFRONTING DIFFERENCE


L'Arche communities are based on relationships of mutual support and friendship between people of different social, religious and cultural backgrounds.

90% of volunteers testify that this experience prepared them to engage in society and in the voluntary sector.

L'ARCHE IN FIGURES

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In France

32

communities
125 modest-sized homes
32 day activity centres
11 ESAT workshops
575 workers with a disability in ESAT
accommodates more than 1,200 people with an intellectual disability
850 FTE employees

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In the world

151

communities in the 5 continents
in 38 countries around the world
accommodates more than 4,000 people with an intellectual disability

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A volunteering culture

350

The L'Arche in France communities host 350 volunteers per year, as part of the national Civic Service programme.