L'Arche Halifax is a vibrant community, and there are many different ways that you can get involved!
Be a Supporter: Donate!
Our core values, that are part of the DNA of L’Arche communities in Canada and around the world, demand that we raise funds to cover our enhanced services.
Be A Volunteer
L’Arche Halifax volunteers are needed in a variety of situations. Most volunteers choose to develop stable long-term friendships with an individual member or with one of the homes. Some volunteers help maintain the garden, catch up on sewing, or do odd jobs in the homes. Whatever their initial motivation, volunteers soon realize that the people that they come to help and with whom they develop friendships have much to give and to teach them about life.
Be an Assistant
Assistants come to L’Arche Halifax from around the world and locally, so our community includes Canadians as well as people from many other countries. The key to life in L’Arche – for everyone – is being open to relationship.
Assistants come with a broad range of backgrounds and qualifications. All new assistants participate in a program of orientation and training.
Be a Core Member
Unlike many agencies, which operate according to certain medical or social service models of care for persons with intellectual disabilities, L’Arche has pioneered a “community model” based on the belief that human beings develop their abilities and talents most fully when given the opportunity to form mutual relationships of friendship with others.