What is FLYERS Afterschool?
The FLYERS program was established over 25 years ago in partnership with area schools with the intention of creating a safe space for working parents to leave their children and that also encourages education and outdoor exploration. Homework, crafts, centers, snack and outdoor play are all a part of the FLYERS after-school experience. Supplementary programs are also provided to students focusing on sports, character building and environmental stewardship. FLYERS staff are all experienced teachers and caregivers that provide a 1:12 staff-to-student ratio.
Children in kindergarten through 5th grade will engage in activities that encourage creativity, social relationships, appropriate behavior and positive self-image.
POSITION TITLE: FLYERS Afterschool Assistant.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Volunteers can participate in any of several activities that best fits with your skills and interest! Be an extra set of helping hands and spend some quality time with children in the program. Activities include:
Storyteller: Help ignite a child's imagination, build literacy, and connect with children in your community! Read a story to a child and/or listen/guide a child in reading his or her story.
FitKids Coach assistant: Come play/assist games with children during gym-time.
Board game/games specialist: Have fun playing board games and other games with children during free play.
Special skills interests: Volunteers that possess a special skill/trade/talent such as knitting, crafting, art, etc. can share this skill with children as a one-time or on-going activity.
PURPOSE: Volunteers will help to enrich and support the FLYERS program.
LOCATION Any of the ten Fort Mill School District elementary schools including Doby's Bridge, Fort Mill, Gold Hill, Orchard Park, Pleasant Knoll, Riverview, Springfield, Sugar Creek, Tega Cay, and our new Greenway location at the Adventure Center!
TIME COMMITMENT: The FLYERS program is from 2p-6pm Monday through Friday. You can choose to commit to one day or several each week! Weekly, on-going commitment is encouraged to help develop a consistent routine for children.
QUALIFICATIONS: Love for children! Please plan to attend an orientation for this program beforehand. Orientation takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4pm. If you are unable to attend this orientation, an alternative orientation is provided every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm. Orientation takes place at the Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St. RSVP to Caitlin Anderson, Caitlinanderson@ASCGreenway.org or 803.547.1009.
REPORTS TO: Program Director, Lindsey Arnautovic, 803.547.1078.
DRESS CODE: Casual - no logo shirts or hats; closed toe shoes. Greenway volunteer shirt (provided) is strongly encouraged. You can pick one up from the Springfield House Monday-Friday between 9a-5pm. Please set up pickup time with Caitlin Anderson at CaitlinAnderson@ASCGreenway.rg or 803.547.1009.
- Child Development
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours
- Love for children and completed on-site orientation