Assistant Role Overview


Through friendship, meaningful work, fun social activities, and home life, Assistants and Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities) build communities of belonging together.  Assistants support Core Members in their everyday lives through: 

  • Friendship and Sharing Life– prepare and eat meals together, live together in a L’Arche home, spend time going on outings, hang out together, plan celebrations, share spirituality
  • Providing direct care and personal support– help someone to get dressed, give medication, assist with mobility and appointments
  • Supporting in daily activities – drive someone to work, shop for groceries, run errands, keep the house clean
  • Sharing  talents and gifts – participate in and help to organize community activities and events…