Help maintain our community buildings and gardens.
We have lots of buildings that require maintenance! You might help out with painting rooms, or putting paintings up, or washing curtains, or changing beds. There is also garden maintenance needed like mowing the lawn and weeding in the house's gardens (separate to the garden workshop).
This is a really flexible opportunity that will work for different kinds of people. You can volunteer anything from weekly to as a one-off helping out around the community. If you aren't a people person, you can do maintenance tasks where you work by yourself. If you want to make friends, we can give you tasks where you get to know our community members and join in with fun community events. It's really up to you!
This is a great opportunity to develop your technical skills like drilling or decorating or gardening. It would give you experience should you choose to pursue a career in this area.
If you choose to get to know our members with learning disabilities, you'll also learn to communicate more accessibly. There will be chances to have training in sign language, first aid, health and safety, and autism awareness.
There is no one kind of person who comes to L'Arche London. We are very diverse in terms of ethnicity, nationality, educational background, religion, age, and LGBTQ+ identity. What our members share is an openness to difference, a curiosity about other people, and a desire to build strong friendships.
It would be preferrable if you had some background in maintenance, handywork, or other practical tasks. If not, don't worry - there are some maintenance jobs that you can learn about on the job.
If you are studying or researching a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths (STEM) related subject and want to volunteer and share your knowledge and experience with young people, you could become a STEM Ambassador.
Team Up is looking for dynamic volunteer tutors to help transform the future prospects of underperforming pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Do you want to make a real difference to a young person's life? If you are a current university student of any subject (or have graduated within the last 2 years), this opportunity could be for you!