What kind of volunteering? 

Discover three ways of bringing your passion, experience and aspirations to L’Arche:


Board of directors

Bring your experience in governance, organisational development and inclusion by joining a local or national board of directors.



Bring your know-how in fundraising, by reaching out to people and inviting them to support L’Arche whether locally or nationally.



Bring your passion and expertise in nurturing individuals to grow personally, professionally and/ or spiritually by providing one-to-one support or coaching for groups.


What to expect?

  • A trustworthy channel to bring about your dream for a more human society.
  • The chance to collaborate with a wide variety of other partners in our shared mission. Typically, volunteers describe their involvement with L’Arche as: ‘inspiring’, ‘challenging’, ‘horizon-expanding’ and ‘fun.’
  • Opportunities to join in community activities such as celebrations and birthdays.
  • A clearly defined role as a volunteer, with built-in reviews, in dialogue with the local community or national office. 
  • L'Arche attracts a –perhaps surprisingly – diverse range of people, faiths, philosophies and ‘seekers’; you can expect full respect for your own outlook on life as well as many openings to explore the rich spirituality of other members of L’Arche.

How to join us?

Use this map to contact your nearest L'Arche community or national office.


Where to find our opportunities?

On our website

We post the latest employment and volunteer opportunities in our single communities, most of them in the global south.

Discover our job offers

On our Facebook Group

The communities and national offices share their volunteer and employment opportunities.

Join our Group

On our LinkedIn page

We share volunteer and employment opportunities within the Federation.

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Are you looking to become an assistant?

The assistants, live-in or live-out, are salaried or volunteers.

Discover more here