Some people come to L'Arche because they are interested in the field of intellectual disability. They are drawn by L'Arche's vision, which focuses on the gifts and contributions to our society of those who have developmental disabilities.
Others come to L'Arche wanting an experience of life in community. The prospect of living together with people of differing intellectual capacity, social origin, religion and culture is attractive and the experience of building community around the weaker members of our societies challenges them. L'Arche knows how to create settings where relationships of mutuality can develop. Also, people find L'Arche a good environment for personal growth.
Some people come to L'Arche because of a social justice motivation or because the spiritual dimension of L'Arche attracts them. L'Arche's life together in solidarity with people who are easily marginalized, its simple and accepting spirituality and its ecumenical and interfaith dimensions attract them. To learn more about becoming a L'Arche assistant go to Opportunities in Canada.