While sometimes volunteers prefer to be anonymous, others want to become more actively involved. Some of the ways volunteers can help include:
- Providing transport
- Preparing a weekly meal
- Undertaking minor house maintenance
- Helping with a regular reading or letter writing session
- Make a regular visit to a household
For more details see below.
The members of a L’Arche community take their part in the wider community both socially and in the workplace.
Sometimes it is not practical to use public transport between a home and the workplace or a social event. If you are willing to provide transport either on a regular or ad hoc basis this service would be a wonderful support to the community.
To explore this option, please contact any of the communities listed on the contacts page.
Being a Friend
Persons with disability in L’Arche often have a limited social network. Getting to know a community member by meeting over a cup or tea, going to a movie, going to game of football or inviting a member home for dinner, can be a rewarding experience.
As with any friendship, the important elements are regular contact, informality, faithfulness and a mutual interest.
If you are looking to make new friends, and want to explore this within L’Arche, please contact any of the L’Arche communities listed on the contacts page.