L'Arche Mobile is always in need of volunteers!
Mark and Meme Finnorn at a house retreat.
Mark and Meme Finnorn at a house retreat.

L'Arche Mobile Guidelines and Requirements

for Short and Long Team Volunteers

          Prior to Long Term Volunteering:

          Each prospective long-term volunteer must complete the following state standards requirements before volunteering at L'Arche Mobile. A long-term volunteer is someone that has direct contact with the core members on a daily or weekly basis for one or more months consistently. A long-term volunteer is not an employee of L'Arche Mobile.

 1.     Complete and turn in the results to the L'Arche office of a 1 step T.B. Skin Test. The cost of the test ($10.00) will be reimbursed to the new volunteer after he or she has completed the 30 day trial period. This process will take approximately 1 week to complete. If he or she has a current (with in one year) T.B. test a copy of the results will be accepted.

 2.     Complete a drug screening given by an L'Arche Mobile nurse.

 3.     Complete a Criminal Background & Sex Offender Check and a Motor Vehicle Record Check

 Other Pre Volunteer Requirements:      

Copy of valid driver's license

Volunteer Application and References

Rights (Policy & In-service handout)

Complaint/Grievance Procedure (Policy & In-service Handout)

Abuse/neglect/mistreatment/exploitation (Policy & In-service Handout)

MR overview (Handout & Video)

Infection Control/Universal Precautions (handout/video/test)                      

Severe Weather Preparedness (handout)             

Fire Safety (handout)   

Medical Emergency Plan (handout)           

Philosophy of Self-determination (handout)                            

Confidentiality and Privacy statement (handout)  

If a long-term volunteer is going to be alone with the core member(s) at any time they must first complete the following training:

1. Complete a CPR and First Aid class and provide proof that he or she attended and passed the class to the L'Arche office (A copy of the cards or a letter from the training center will be accepted as proof.) If he or she has current certification in CPR and First Aid a copy of their current cards will be accepted. The cost of the CPR and First Aid class (approximately $50.00) will be reimbursed to the volunteer after he or she has completed the 30 day trial period.

2. Aggressive Behavior Management (CPI/In-service)