Outreach youth work is a form of specialized youth work. Its goal is to reach young people in need of support, and to help them get the services and other support they need. The goal is to help young people to find work, student place or other similar activities. Outreach youth work helps young people in their everyday lives. When necessary, youth workers will also accompany youth when they visit different institutions (for example social work units, TE offices, health care services and schools).
Outreach your work is directed to young persons between 16 and 29 years of age. For young people, participation is always voluntary and free of charge. Confidentiality is implemented in all communication and contacts. Outreach youth work is long-term work carried out according to young people’s needs.
Are You Worried About Someone?
Anyone worrying about a young person’s wellbeing may contact the outreach youth work services, but you need to ask for the person’s consent first. Outreach youth work may also be based on information provided by the authorities. After being informed of the situation, outreach youth workers will contact the young person and offer their help.
Do the following
Contact an employee of outreach youth work in your municipality. You can search for an outreach youth worker through Into ry.
Outreach youth workers may be reached by telephone, text messages or email. You can also visit us personally on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Were are naturally available also on social media channels, Facebook and Instagram.
To whom and on what terms
Outreach youth work is intended for young people under the age of 29.
Basic information and legislation
Outreach youth work helps young people outside education or the labour market to find education, work or other services they need. Youth outreach workers are present among young people and offer a safe and confidential discussion with an adult. Participation in outreach youth work is voluntary for young people.
Outreach youth work also contacts young people under the age of 29 who have interrupted their studies or military or non-military service.