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 Read about who we are and what we do

L'Arche is a group of over 149 worldwide communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in community.

L'Arche fosters an environment to celebrate the unique value of each and every person in those communities and recognizes our need of one another.

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Want to be a volunteer? Get in touch right now

Volunteers are an essential part of L'Arche. We are constantly looking for live-in assistants to join our four communities. We need people who are willing to spend a year sharing life, laughter, and friendship with our Core Members (as we call the people who have intellectual disabilities within L'Arche).


Donate to L'Arche and help us change perceptions around people with intellectual disabilities

Financial support is key for L'Arche. It is the fuel that allow us to achieve our mission of making known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. Would you like to contribute to a more human world where everyone belongs and has a place?

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L'Arche Ireland (registered name) is a charitable organization legally structured as a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland - Registered No. 77821. Registered Office - C/O Anne Brady McQuillan, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2. Revenue Charity No. CHY 7979 - Charities Regulatory Authority No. 20018856.  L’Arche Ireland operates in the Republic of Ireland, having three communities in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny.  L’Arche Belfast (Northern Ireland Company no. NI 40702) operates in Northern Ireland and has one community in Belfast.  L'Arche Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105755. Its website is  L’Arche Ireland and L’Arche Belfast are part of an International Federation of L’Arche Communities whose registered office is in France.  Its website is