We welcome each opportunity to introduce people to the life and spirit of L’Arche. You may have an interest in working with people who have disabilities, a spiritual resonance with L’Arche’s vision of mutuality and solidarity with persons who are marginalized, a desire to immerse yourself in community, or a sense that there must be something more to life. We’re eager to hear from you! There are several ways to participate in L’Arche:
Be an assistant. Consider committing a year or more to living in a L’Arche community. To learn more about life as an assistant, please visit our Become an Assistant page.
Volunteer. You can be a friend to a local L’Arche community. To volunteer, please contact your nearest L’Arche community.
Donate. Become a partner in building a strong network of L’Arche communities across the U.S., and extending the values and vision of L’Arche in society. Please see our Donate page.
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We accept applications for assistants on a rolling basis as communities have openings year-round. Assistants are adults of any age and background who are able to provide daily support and mutual friendship to people who have intellectual/developmental disabilities.
L’Arche Long Island Founding Assistant Position
L’Arche Long Island is seeking applicants for the position of Founding Assistant. Positions start August 2017.
L’Arche Tahoma Hope Day Support Lead
This role is responsible for weekday management of Day Support programming. The DS Lead works collaboratively with DS team members to provide meaningful engagement and daytime support for core members (persons with intellectual disabilities). Applications are due March 1, 2017.
L’Arche Tahoma Hope Employment Lead
In conjunction with the Farm and Gardens Coordinator and Day Support Lead, the Employment Lead is responsible for oversight of Individual Employment (IE) and day-to-day management of Group Supported Employment (GSE) programs at L’Arche Tahoma Hope. The Employment Lead ensures a meaningful employment and vocational experience for core members (persons with intellectual disabilities). Applications are due March 1, 2017.
L’Arche Tahoma Hope Training Coordinator
This role ensures staff receive orientation, training and formation appropriate to their roles, and that accurate records are kept for each individual. The Training Coordinator integrates L’Arche values and philosophy with state requirements. Applications are due March 1, 2017.
L’Arche Jacksonville Community Coordinator
Community Coordinators share responsibility with the Community Leader for the management of L’Arche Jacksonville. Guided by the mission, identity and charter of L’Arche, Community Coordinators are responsible for supporting the overall quality of life of the Core Members and Assistants in the community and overseeing management of the homes and Arts Workshop. Desired start date: May 1, 2017.