Approaching a french community

Would you like to have dinner regularly in a home, spend a weekend there from time to time, participate in excursions, forge informal friendships for their own sake or commit to volunteering at an activity centre or an ESAT?

We invite you to approach the community nearest to where you live. You can establish an initial contact and discuss the most suitable connection, taking account of your expectations and what the community can accommodate. The communities' contact details can be found on the map below

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Participate in an event with L'Arche

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The L'Arche communities regularly organise events open to young people from all walks of life: out-of-the ordinary WYD, sporting events, weekend meetings and spiritual retreats... Check out the calendar.

Carry out a civic service role

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The civic service volunteer lives with people with an intellectual disability. S/he accompanies them in everyday life in the home and in the activities offered. S/he commits for a period of approximately 1 year. It is a foundational experience!

An internship in L'Arche in France

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In L'Arche, we learn things we don't learn at school; we escape our social, cultural and intellectual backgrounds... Some discover this through an out-of-the-ordinary internship.