We are grateful for the many volunteers who support our ongoing efforts to provide our core people with loving homes, quality care, and opportunities for engagement in the community.
Our homes and office are currently looking for volunteers to fill the roles listed below. Please contact us for a volunteer application.
Calling all green thumbs to action! Help us maintain established yard and garden plots at our two homes in Virginia by weeding and mowing, or take on a new venture by helping one of our D.C. homes create a small corner of green on our city property. Supplies provided. Time commitment: Weekly or monthly; week day and time are flexible.
We’re always looking for ways to stay healthy, from choosing the right foods to finding fun ways to exercise. Use your skills to help us get some ideas for how to tone up in a fun, friendly atmosphere (our homes!). Time commitment: Flexible; four-month commitment to weekly sessions preferred.
Enjoy the sunshine while pulling weeds and mowing at one or both of our two homes in Arlington. Time commitment: Two hours a week on a weekly, semi-weekly, or monthly basis. Mower and tools provided.
With an average of eight people living together, keeping a L’Arche home clean takes a lot of work! Lend a hand to tidy up our living spaces, clean the kitchen, and give bathrooms a quick once-over. Cleaning supplies provided. Time commitment: One hour or more per month; time is flexible
L’Arche is seeking a volunteer office assistant to scan and file documents in its office in Adams Morgan. The volunteer should be able to use a scanner and computer to organize documents. Time commitment: 5-10 hours per week during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Get to know our core people through letters and email. L’Arche seeks pen-pals for three core people who live in Arlington. Time commitment: One letter/email per month
Share a good book with a core person in Arlington who wants to practice her skills and make a new friend. Volunteer must be able to read in English and be a patient listener. Time commitment: Once a month from 7-8 p.m. on a week night; may coordinate library trips with the house earlier in the day
Sign Language Teacher
Help assistants and core people improve their ASL vocabulary by sharing your knowledge and skills. Time commitment: 1 hour, timing is flexible
L’Arche assistants carry a great deal of responsibility – sometimes literally! Ease tension and relieve sore muscles by sharing your massage expertise, or gain training hours for your certification. Time commitment: flexible, daytime hours preferred
Small and medium-sized groups find giving – and receiving – meaningful in L’Arche. Contact us for specific ideas.