There are several youth centres in Oulu where you are welcome. In youth centres, you can spend your free time in a safe environment, for example, playing various games or hanging out with friends.
Youth centres are located throughout Oulu, and they are open to everyone aged 7-17. Excellent and professional youth instructors participate in the swing of things.
Haukipudas Youth Centre +358 50 341 3039
Hiukkavaara Youth Centre, +358 40 6432359
Jääli Youth Centre, +358 44 499 3232
Kaakkuri Youth Centre, +358 44 703 8244
Kaijonharju Youth Centre, +358 44 7038317
Karjasilta Youth Centre, +358 40 5423431
Kastelli Youth Centre ”Huudi”, +358 50 4662337
Kaukovainio Youth Centre, +358 44 703 8318
Kiiminki Youth Centre”Syke”, +358 44 4993368
Maikkula Youth Centre, +358 44 703 8223
Myllyoja Youth Centre, +358 44 7038224
”Nuorten Bysis” Youth Centre +358 44 703 8219
Oulunsalo Youth Centre, +358 50 3886994
Pateniemi Youth Centre, +358 44 703 8243
Puokkari Youth Centre, +358 44 3457900
Rajakylä Youth Centre, +358 44 703 8319
Ritaharju Youth Centre, +358 44 703 8267
Talvikangas Youth Centre, +358 44 703 8218
Toppila Youth Centre, +358 44 7038234, +358 40 4860174
Yli-Ii Youth Centre ”Vorelli”, +358 50 369 2076/ Jorma, +358 50 569 2069/ Ida
In connection with the youth centres, there are seven game rooms in different parts of the city. In the game rooms, you can try gaming, spend time with friends and instructors, and participate in various activities around the games. There are also streaming devices in the game rooms, from which you can stream to Sohova, for example.
Game coaching in the most popular games is organised weekly in the game rooms. The game van goes around the areas where the game rooms are not close by. We respect the age limits of the games.
Nuorten Bysis: Matias Koistinen
puh. +358 44 7038219
Haukipudas: Marika Mild & Mira Mäkelä
puh. +358 50 3413039
Maikkula: Sami Korkiakoski
puh. +358 44 7038223
Myllyoja: Sampo Koskela
puh. +358 447038224
Oulunsalo: Elina Vikstedt
puh. +358 503886994
Rajakylä: Toni Hepo-oja
puh. +358 447038319
Kaakkuri: Jani Ahola
puh: +358 44 703 8244
Band rehearsal rooms
Youth services have vacant band rehearsal rooms for rent in different parts of the city. The premises are rented on the following basis:
- the band members are residents of Oulu and between 16 and 29 years of age
- the contact person must be over 18 years of age
- the premises are rented for a fixed period (1–3 years).
If there are more bands meeting the above-mentioned criteria than rehearsal rooms, the rehearsal slots will be drawn.
The application for band rehearsal rooms must be done by the end of May. Only fully completed applications will be taken into consideration.
Lease agreements are concluded for a fixed period (1 September – 31 July). If rehearsal rooms become available in the middle of the season, they will be rented further to bands whose application has been returned to Youth Services.
+358 50 373 6720
Open band rehearsal rooms
Youth Services also have open band rehearsal rooms at Oulunsalo, Maikkula, Haukipudas, Toppila and Kiiminki youth centres and at the premises of Nuorten Bysis. The rooms are mainly intended for the use of music enthusiasts between the ages of 7 and 17, and use of the facilities is free of charge. Reservation of the rehearsal rooms and additional information directly from the respective youth centres.
Oulunsalo, +358 50 3886994
Maikkula, +358 44 7038223
Haukipudas, +358 50 3413039
Toppila, +358 44 038234, +358 40 4860174
Kiiminki, +358 44 4993368
There is a recording studio in connection with the Maikkula youth centre, which can be used by Oulu residents under the age of 25.
The studio cannot be used for producing material intended for sale. The material recorded in the studio must not be inappropriate, discriminatory or offensive.
Maikkula +358 44 7038223
Kaasi – being there as a friend
Youth workers moving on foot in the Oulu City centre area.
Kaasi instructors act as safe adults and set out on foot in the area of Oulu City centre, if possible, Tue-Thu from 17:00 to 20:00 and Fri-Sat from 17:00 to 23:00.
Kaasi also organises fun and free activities for 13-29 year olds and young adults.
Janne: + 358 40 4871650
Sakke: +358 40 6248165
Tapani: +358 40 6248039
Information and up-to-date information for (LGBTQIA+) rainbow youth about activities and events organised in Oulu, as well as contact information and helpful services.
Rainbow Youth Evenings
For 11-16-year-old young people at the Kastelli youth centre’s Huudi once a month!
Do you want to meet other like-minded young people of the same age in a relaxed and safe environment? During the activities, we play games, do crafts, bake and eat together. You are most welcome to join alone or together with a friend.
Sexuality and sexual needs are areas that change throughout life. In sexual counselling, you can discuss needs and problems, but also gender and sexual identity. You can also discuss issues related to adolescence. At the sexuality counsellor’s reception, it is possible to talk alone or together with a partner. Discussions are confidential. You can book an appointment at the Byström Ohjaamo Guidance Centre.
Seta support person activities
Do you feel alone with your sexual orientation or gender-related thoughts? Our volunteer support person can help you clarify your thoughts in one-on-one discussions. They can also help you find the right group for you, or search with you for suitable support services.
Seta Oulu has trained volunteers who provide peer support based on their own life experience. The support staff can talk with you about things that are weighing on your mind and give you advice. They can also act escort you in Seta Oulu’s groups if necessary.
If you want to apply for a support person or ask more about support person activities, send an email to .
p.+358 40 6248165
During the school holidays (autumn, winter and summer holidays) many people are looking for something nice to do either for themselves or for their close ones. Fiilis gathers together interesting courses, camps and excursions. There is a great variety of activities, both for children and young people. Information can be found in Finnish on the Fiilis page. Fiilis page(in Finnish)
Various organisations and associations operate for the common good and do not usually pursue profit. The starting point of the activity can be the promotion of a hobby, a common good cause or an idea.
A great variety of organisations operate in Oulu, and anyone can participate in their activities. You can search for organisations of interest, for example, in the Kumppanuuskeskus, where you can find the premises of several associations and organizations.
If you cannot find a suitable association for you in the subject area you are interested in, you can consider starting your own association with others interested in the same topic. If you’re thinking about starting a new club, association or organisation, it’s worth finding out about the grants that might be available for the activity It is also possible to get financial assistance for organising events.
Anyone can do volunteer work. Volunteers do not need to have any special training or experience, but they usually receive an orientation to their task. Each volunteer works according to their own schedules and resources.
Volunteering is always unpaid. Volunteer work also provides valuable work experience and can be added to your CV. Those who do voluntary work not only give something of their own, but they also receive something for themselves. Through volunteer work, you can find new friends, gain experiences and do socially significant work.
The Koppana camp centre
The Koppana camp centre for summer use is located on the shore of the Gulf of Bothnia in a beautiful landscape about 25 kilometres from the centre of Oulu. The camp centre has good facilities and a beautiful natural environment for camps and events.
The Koppana camp centre can be rented primarily by youth organisations and groups from Oulu, but it can also be rented by daycare centres, schools and other organisations.
The camp centre has accommodation for 30 overnight guests, tent accommodation is also possible.
The equipment of the Koppana camp centre includes an indoor and outdoor kitchen, tableware for about 50 people, a beach sauna, a ball park and a campfire site on the beach.
Anu Puolanne, +358 44 703 8290, anu.puolanne(at)ouka.fi