Join the L’Arche Community

The following roles support people with developmental disabilities in our homes and community inclusion programs.

“Over this year I have learned the importance of community life – of welcome, of celebration, of traditions, of belonging – and making the time to just be together.”  

“In a world that values winning and coming first, L’Arche is a place where people discover who they are and what they have to offer.” 

L’Arche Assistants across Canada

Live-in Assistant

If you are a caring, compassionate person looking to make a difference and ready for a challenge, we invite you to read our Assistants page or contact us for more information. Recruitment for home assistants continues throughout the year.

Live-in Summer Assistant

We are accepting applications for a live-in summer assistant (May – August/ September) to help cover vacations of house assistants. Previous experience in L’Arche or working with people with developmental disabilities is an asset. 

Casual Support Personnel

Casual support personnel work on an as needed basis. The casual support position is an on-call position filling in for regular assistants on leave. We are looking for people who can work flexible hours and are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Requirements for applicants
Value people with developmental disabilities and the gift they bring to society 
Ability to provide physical care and emotional support to people with developmental disabilities 
Physically fit to perform job duties, including ability to lift and do transfers 
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
Strong verbal and written communication skills 
A valid BC class 5 drivers license 
Meet L’Arche Pre-requisites for Employment 

Pre-requisites for Employment 

Casual Support Application Form

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please forward your cover letter and resume to hr_director@larchevancouver.org or call 604 435 9544 ext. 34. 

Become an Assistant

Do you want to… 

  • Make a difference? 
  • Share life with adults with a developmental disability? 
  • Work cooperatively in a multicultural environment? 
  • Be part of an intentional community? 

Become a live-in Assistant at L’Arche Greater Vancouver. 

Every year we welcome assistants to live, work and participate in the life of our community. What distinguishes LArche is its focus on building meaningful relationships between members with developmental disabilities and assistants. 

Assistants often experience their own personal and professional growth as they share daily life with other community members in our homes and community inclusion programs. 

I’d like to learn more

Here is what a few L’Arche assistants from across Canada have said:  

“I knew that friendship was important at L’Arche but I had no idea how it felt to be truly accepted into friendship for the person I am and nothing more.”  

“Over this year I have learned the importance of community life. Of welcome, of celebration, of traditions, of belonging…and making the time to just be together.”  

“L’Arche is an adventure. The people in my community come from across the country and around the world.” 

“In a world that values winning and coming first, L’Arche is a place where people discover who they are and what they have to offer.” 

To learn more about becoming an Assistant at L’Arche Greater Vancouver contact hr_director@larchevancouver.org or call 604 435 9544 ext. 34.  

Or visit the the LArche Canada website: http://www.larche-work.ca:8080/en_CA/web/recruitmentwhy-say-yes 

Give Your Time

Become a friend of L’Arche by volunteering your time. There are opportunities in various L’Arche homes and in our Community Inclusion Programs.  

Volunteer options:  

  • Volunteering in a L’Arche home 
  • Neighbours Helping Neighbours or the Emmaus Centre (weekdays) 

All volunteers are required to submit a Volunteer Application Form and complete a criminal background check.   

Prior to submitting an application form, please review our Volunteer Pre-requisites.  

Volunteer Pre-requisites Form

Volunteer Application Form

If we have a volunteer opening that matches with your areas of interest and availability, we will contact you to have a further conversation. You are also welcome to get to know us better by participating in our weekly Community Prayer on Wednesdays at 5pm.  

For more information on current volunteer opportunities and the application process, please contact:  hr_assist@larchevancouver.org or call 604 435 9544 ext. 34. 

Work With Us

Join our L’Arche community as an assistant, casual support personnel or volunteer.

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