Volunteer Leslie Hanscom helps in the garden
The best way to understand what L'Arche is all about is to dive in and get to know us! Living in our homes as an assistant certainly provides the most profound experience of L'Arche, and if you have the space in your life to make that kind of commitment it can be a deeply rewarding opportunity.
Still, living in our homes is not a requirement for experiencing the gift of L'Arche. We have a huge extended community outside of our homes who participate in many big and small ways in our communal life. Come to Taizé prayer on a first Thursday, or to Prayer night one Wednesday. Volunteer to make a meal for one of our homes and then stay and share it with us around the table. Help sell trees at our Annual Christmas Tree Sale!
Perhaps you have specific gifts you’d like to share. Consider joining one of the committees that works behind the scenes on everything from fundraising to maintenance to personnel. If you're part of a corporation that sponsors nonprofits, think about forging an alliance with L'Arche Portland.
There are many ways to get involved and we look forward to getting to know you!