Kulttuuri ja vapaa-aika
Leisure and sports

Youth work

Youth clubs:

There are two youth clubs in town:
Nuorisotalo Vantti
Kalannin nuokkari


There are currently two active youth clubs in the city of Uusikaupunki: youth club Vantti in the city centre and youth club Kalanti. Three youth workers Marjo Koskinen, Pia Rauha and Erika Raitanen work in the clubs. At times they work with schools and they also cooperate with various other parties such as the congregation. When the youth clubs are closed, the workers plan and organize upcoming activities and camps. Young people’s wishes and ideas are always taken into account and youth workers often come up with activities rising from the young people’s own interests. One of the most important duty of youth workers is to be involved in the everyday lives of young people by listening to them and being supportive adults. 

At the youth clubs, you can play pool, ping-pong, PlayStation, foozball and table hockey, airhockey, etc. You can also just come and chill out with a cup of coffee in good company. Youth clubs are aimed at young people under the age of 18.

Outreach youth work:

Outreach youth services are aimed at young adults under the age of 29. The goal is to help young people find the right services to help with education, work, and livelihood. Outreach youth workers will help you with difficult life situations, planning for your future, and discussing services that could help you. According to the Youth Act, educational establishments and the Defence Forces are obligated to provide outreach youth workers with the contact details of young people in need of support.

Marko Laihinen and Titta Brunou do outreach youth work in the city of Uusikaupunki. Outreach youth work is founded on information, wishes and aims provided by young people themselves. It is voluntary and free of charge for young people. The work is based on mutual and confidential cooperation between young people and youth outreach workers, who are bound to secrecy.

Outreach youth workers can help you when:
  • your studies have been disrupted,
  • you are looking for an internship, work, or place to study,
  • you need a flat,
  • you need help with coping with everyday life,
  • you need support in your life and planning for your future,
  • you just want to talk.
Parents or other people in a young person’s life can also contact outreach youth workers if they feel that professional guidance is needed to get the young person’s life or future plans in order. The service is confidential, based on your needs, and free or charge!

Youth Council

The city of Uusikaupunki has an active youth council where young people can be involved in municipal decision making. The youth council organizes many activities, camps and events for young people. In the city of Uusikaupunki the youth council members are always elected for two terms at a time. Any resident aged between 13 and 20 from all educational establishments can run for the youth council.

There are many nice young people we work with living in Uusikaupunki. We gladly take suggestions and thoughts on how to develop our activities. So please don’t hesitate to contact anyone of us.

Youth services

Jennika Salonen
Responsible person for youth services
Tel. +358 50 383 5305
jennika.salonen (a) uusikaupunki.fi

Pia Rauha
Youth worker
Tel. +358 50 383 5304
pia.rauha (a) uusikaupunki.fi

Marjo Koskinen
Youth worker
Tel. +358 50 557 9723
marjo.koskinen (a) uusikaupunki.fi

Erika Raitanen
Youth worker
Tel. +358 40 660 4350
erika.raitanen (a) uusikaupunki.fi