“Together we will overcome boundaries!”

“Together we will overcome boundaries!” “Despite some ‘bad weather days’, we have all kept our good mood!” Come rain, come sunshine (and even snow!), hikers with and without a disability walk together!   In July, to spread the...

Explore our international volunteer opportunities

Join one of our communities worldwide! L’Arche is a life-changing experience of self-discovery and personal growth in mutual relationships. If you believe in the creative human potential of all people with an intellectual disability, that is exactly the right starting point for joining L'Arche.

No “right” way to live L’Arche

“I had to recognize that there is no “right” way to live L’Arche – if the community is loving the core members and helping them to recognize their gifts, then it’s L’Arche.” This is Kate Schulte, from L'Arche USA, who has taken a year out to be a solidarity assistant in L'Arche...

Community of Betzata Awarded Order for Merits to Lithuania

“I would like to thank people with disabilities, assistants, friends, volunteers, board members, founders, supporters, priests, neighbors and everyone, who contributed or contributes to making Betzata community what it is today. I humbly accept the award as an incentive. Thank you for your trust...

Fundamental values campaign from L'Arche Canada

You are cordially invited to join a message campaign on fundamental human values. The messages will be disseminated on social media in the form of short videoclips.

Seeking to create friendship together

It was her passion for Indian culture that led Noelia to volunteer for a year’s mission in the community of Nandi Bazar, after her time as an assistant in L'Arche in Spain.

How is L'Arche developing today in the world?

“Strengthening those countries where there are only one or two communities,” is Sophie Baché-Cougnon’s first response to the question on how she sees L'Arche developing today. Sophie, Director of Development with L'Arche International, regrets that as a result, L'Arche has had to...

Powerfully touched by the differences

“Here I am in a culture far removed from my own,” says James Schreiner about his time supporting in Asha Niketan (as L'Arche is called in India) Chennai, India, “and yet a smile is the same the world over: I love seeing Franci Akka smile. When I am with her, I often think of Linda from...

Small local community, big local impact!

What do you do, when you need a really good story book for children, about a person with a disability, but there isn’t one available? Well, why not follow the example of L'Arche Zagreb (Korablja Arka), and produce your own!

Signs of hope in Syria

In the struggle against the absurd and despair, the community of Alsafina in Syria continue their workshop, and to host, visit and help refugees. The conflict is close to the neighbourhood of the community: bombs, almost daily gunfire and deafening planes. The year has been charged with painful...