Helpful Experiences and Qualifications


In your first weeks and months at L’Arche you will receive the orientation and training that you need to succeed.  However, there are certain experiences, skills, and qualifications which help with the functioning of the community or which help to enrich the life of the community. 

The following are experiences and skills that are very much appreciated:

  • Experience with people with intellectual disability
  • Musical or artistic talent
  • Driver’s License
  • First Aid or other health related training
  • Cooking or gardening skills
  • Spiritual or faith based background, training
  • Experience living in a community (camp, shared home)
  • Creativity in planning celebrations
  • Fun interests or hobbies
  • Media and communication skills (photography, video, writing)

Required qualifications are:

  • Language skills: must be fluent in English or French
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.  (If interested in the L'Arche Vancouver community, you must be at least 19 years of age.)