Community Development Programme

Here, through partnerships with various other organisations, HJA is able to support you and any projects you may have in mind for your own community. Whether it’s starting a poultry project, tree planting, micro-loans or goat production, HJA has the connections to ensure you’re supported on your project.

The Community Involvement Program, (alumni program), connects VIP graduates who have innovative project ideas for their community, with the tools and resources to get them started. HJA supports its alumni by providing training to those looking to lead projects in community prosperity within their own local areas. HJA provides start up funds in the form of small grants, workshops in proposal and report writing, in addition to hands-on skills that will lead alumni initiatives into self-sustaining projects with measurable impact.

How we make it happen


Evaluate the needs of the partnered organization which are located within close proximity of the interested volunteer. Once partnership is secured, NPA then advertises new open position. With the help of HJA, interviews are conducted and new volunteers are recruited.


HJA facilitates its 1st out of 3 training weeks for the new volunteer recruit. New skills and development training, with all expenses paid.

Training week #2 – HJA pay for your trip back to Vientiane for a 2nd training week. Classes include gender awareness, interpersonal and technical skills, training the trainer, and understanding volunteerism


HJA will visit your work placement to make sure you’re getting the most from your volunteer experience, and the partnered organization feels supported HJA will be by again to get your feedback, and ensure successful completion of your placement