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L'Arche London
We're L'Arche, an international movement of communities for people with and without learning disabilities. L'Arche London, based in West Norwood, is made up of about 100 people with and without learning disabilities, some of whom live in our community houses and others who participate in our workshops or drama group. Joy, openness, and relationship is at the heart of our shared…

Help maintain our community buildings and gardens in SE27 and SE21. 

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!


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).

Who will the volunteers be working with?
The volunteers will be supported by the Volunteer Coordinator but on a day to day basis they will work with the members with learning disabilities and the assistants who support our members. Caretakers will particularly work with Melanie, our Housing Coordinator.
All volunteers receive a foundational level of training in health and safety and accompanying people with learning disabilities. There will be opportunities to receive additional training in first aid, sign language, autism, and health and safety.

Time commitment

This is very flexible. It could be a one-off, or you could come weekly. Get in touch to discuss what would work for you.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.