Nuorten Palvelu ry in English

Nuorten Palvelu ry is a national, politically independent youth work organization in Finland. We support young people in their everyday lives and promote their well-being. Our aim is that every young person has someone who listens and cares.

Nuorten Palvelu was founded in 1969 and throughout our 50-year history, we have focused on ensuring that young people are able to live balanced, healthy, and self-determined lives in safe environments and communities.

Our office is located in Kuopio. We also have member organizations around the country.


Volunteer, professional and development work play a central role in our activities which include ways to:

  • maintain and improve the everyday well-being of young people
  • prevent social exclusion of young people
  • reach young people who are in danger of social exclusion
  • help young people who suffer from loneliness and feel left out of the community.


Nuorten Palvelu has been a pioneer in developing new forms of outreach youth work in Finland, and we continue to create and develop new tools and methods for youth work.

Our work consists of:

  • supporting and activating young people to volunteer
  • supporting young people and their families in situations where extra support is needed
  • promoting healthy lifestyles and a sense of community
  • operating as an umbrella organization for local organizations that arrange activities for young people
  • influencing and lobbying on matters that concern young people with fewer opportunities.


Nuorten Palvelu has three main areas of focus:

  • Nuorten reviireillä, youth work in commercial spaces such as shopping centres
  • Zemppari, volunteer activity to promote young people’s everyday well-being
  • Etsivä Nettityö, outreach youth work in digital environments.


Nuorten Palvelu ry
Asemakatu 7
70110 Kuopio


Y-tunnus 0292537-3



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