Peer instructors of Haagan Lämpiö

Haagan Lämpiö’s peer instructors are young people aged 13 to 17 who work at Lämpiö, organising activities for other young people and assisting with other activities and events of the Haaga Youth Work Unit.

Being a peer instructor means producing activities with other young people around the same age, with the aim of working independently with backing from youth workers.

Learning through practical work

Young people practise their interpersonal and group work skills with their own team of peer instructors and the young people who participate in the activities, among others. Peer instructors also participate in various training days. Peer instructors assess the activities and their own development regularly with the help of a self-assessment model and personal goal-setting and performance reviews.

Maarit Hohteri

Through their own actions, peer instructors allow the youth facility to stay open and make sure that Haagan Lämpiö is a safe place for young people to assemble, see their friends and spend their free time.

Would you like to get involved?

Young people interested in the activities are chosen for the group based on applications and interviews. Peer instructors undertake to produce activities with the youth work unit’s personnel for a period of time agreed upon.

At the end of the period, peer instructors get to go on a study trip, for which an itinerary and learning goals are prepared. The study trip destination must be within Europe.