Solidarity in action

Immerse into a new culture: in Asia, Africa or Latin America. Our communities are a beautiful and powerful sign to their societies and to the world in making known the value and gifts of people with intellectual disabilities.


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, 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 co-funding is provided. 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.


Ready to join us!

You, your community, the hosting community and the accompanying person will enter into a conversation. The Director of Human Resources ensures the process. Once that's completed an agreement will outline the responsibilities of each person. The financial package for this type of mission is the subject of several partnerships. The Director of the Solidarity oversees the process.


Director of Human Resources: