Sami Sorjonen


I am a Youth worker and Trainer currently living in Jyväskylä, Finland.

My interests range from classic youth work in youth centers to different kinds of ways to do youth work in digital platforms. Youth participation and guiding volunteers are also important to me. Non Formal Education and Non Formal Learning activities are the base of my work as a youth worker and as a trainer.
Quality in Erasmus+ projects are important to me.
Finnished my Training of Trainers (ToT) in July 2022.

Sami Sorjonen has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

Sami Sorjonen

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  • Bruno Pizzini
    Bruno Pizzini
  • Mariana Vieira da Rocha
    Mariana Vieira da Rocha
  • Jo Claeys
    Jo Claeys
  • Simona Molari
    Simona Molari

Current occupation

International youth work coordinator, Regional youth work coordinator

Work experience

Active in the youthwork field since 2006 when started working for Helsinki Youth department. Worked for Helsinki until 2015, doing different tasks in municipality youth work, team leader for 5 years in two different teams, youthworker for network and media, running skatepark activities etc. Digital youthwork, youth participation, camps, trips and international youth work.
From 2015 working in Child protection facilities in Central Finland, Jyväskylä area. Support for individuals taken into custody of social services, teamwork in a multiprofessional cooperation.
2018-2020 working for YAD Youth Against Drugs as project worker, planning and running a self help service for young people suffering from drug abuse. Also responsible for NGO´s International activities. Currently working for Marttinen Youth Centre as coordinator of international and regional youth work.

Educational pathway

- Youth worker (vocational degree) Gratuated 2006
- Bachelor of Humaties, Community Educator University of applied sciences, gratuated 2017
- The Power of non formal education 2017 gave me a lot of new ideas and approaches to my work.
Value Fair 2018 Brought the importance of values to my work.
Reimagining Recognition Capacity building in the field of youth gave me so far the expertize to open badges. A digital tool for recognition of non formal activities
Training of Trainers (Salto T&C) Offered me possibility to reflect about who am I as a trainer and gave me understanding about the ETS competence model and much much more.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (beginner) Crisis Management
  • (beginner) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (beginner) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (beginner) Financial Management
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (beginner) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Health & Prevention
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (beginner) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) Organizational Management
  • (beginner) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (beginner) Peace Education
  • (beginner) People Management & Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (intermediate) Project Management
  • (beginner) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (advanced) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (beginner) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (beginner) Time Management
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (beginner) Youth Policy
  • (intermediate) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (advanced) Families
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (beginner) Religious Youth Groups
  • (beginner) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) European Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (good) English
  • (fluent) Finnish
  • (beginner) Swedish

Trainer references

  • ATOQ advanced Training on Quality

    Validated (2022-04-02)
    The training activity took place
    in De Glind, The Netherlands
    organised by Dutch NA
    Reference person

    Jo Claeys

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  • Solidarity in your municipality

    Validated (2023-04-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Online
    organised by OPH Finnish NA for Erasmus+
    Reference person

    Maja Drobne

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  • Game is not just a game

    Validated (2022-02-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Virrat, Finland
    organised by Marttinen Youth Centre
    Reference person

    Igor Spetic

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  • EGL Project Labs BONN

    Awaiting validation (requested 2024-02-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Bonn
    organised by German National agency for Erasmus+
  • A Partnership Building Activity with Young People

    Validated (2024-02-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Piispala Youth Centre
    organised by Opetushallitus Finnish National agency
    Reference person

    Jo Claeys

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This profile was last modified on 2023-12-22

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