We offer you an opportunity for personal development and to support our more vulnerable communities on a daily basis. This experience will help you developing skills and competences related to working and living in a foreign cultural context within a faith based community setting with people with and without a disability.

Be prepared for a life transforming experience!    


You are a current or former l’Arche Assistant with an experience of 12 month. Alternatively you have experience with people with a disability and/or had an international experience and language skills. You embrace the identity and mission of l’Arche. Your community or country of origin provides a positive reference for you. Ideally, your community supports you actively in going abroad. You can commit to a one-year-volunteering experience in a l’Arche community abroad by providing support on a daily basis within a community house, a workshop or another area of community life.


We, this is l’Arche International, the welcoming community and a sending agency will prepare the ground for this experience. L’Arche International helps with finding the appropriate welcoming community and a sending agency to ensure a volunteer status including social insurance coverage and provide co-funding. We provide preparation before, mentoring during and a follow-up after the experience. The welcoming community defines your working conditions and provides food & lodging. You can apply throughout the whole year but January to April is peak season for recruitment to be sent out in August/September.