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!
Committing to being a volunteer (for 6 to 24 months) offers you time to reflect on your choices and expectations for life.
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.
communities125 modest-sized homes32 day activity centres11 ESAT workshops575 workers with a disability in ESATaccommodates more than 1,200 people with an intellectual disability850 FTE employees
communities in the 5 continentsin 38 countries around the worldaccommodates more than 4,000 people with an intellectual disability
The L'Arche in France communities host 350 volunteers per year, as part of the national Civic Service programme.