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“Just do it now or never.”

“Just do it now or never.” Testimonial  by Julia Huber, assistant And so Julia Huber took a deep breath and dived into the life of L’Arche Mexico ! For a young German woman with no Spanish, no travel experience beyond Europe, and...

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...

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.

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...