Integrated School Support Program


The Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) provides children with opportunities to learn and thrive in a fun and friendly environment. This program is offered in partnership with other community organizations.

Calgary Public Library volunteers support staff with program delivery to foster lifelong learning skills and keep students engaged after-school, on-site, at selected schools.

Program Goal

Provide students with opportunities to learn and thrive


Throughout the year
Afterschool program
2.5 to 3 hours per week

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Friendly, committed, and reliable
  • Ability to interact with students of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Interest and/or experience in supporting the student’s learning endeavors
  • Interest and basic skills in making learning fun for students
  • Positive attitude, good literacy skills, and enjoys working with elementary age children
  • Good role model
  • Experience with special needs children is an asset

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Support staff with program delivery, activities, games and snacks as directed
  • Contact Program Coordinator if you are unable to attend a scheduled session
  • Follow Volunteer Resources standards of conduct
  • Ensure a positive, comfortable, and productive learning environment
  • Be a good role model
  • Ensure that the participants have an enjoyable learning experience and stay on task
  • Follow the guidelines set out by the program coordinators


Complete a Library orientation and training session including child protection training


  • Help children to reach their full potential
  • Meet new people and explore new opportunities
  • Have fun and contribute to your community
  • Develop interpersonal, leadership, problem solving, communication, and time management skills

Help Needed

Forest Lawn (Patrick Airlie Elementary School)
Tuesdays - 3:00 - 5:30pm
Fridays - 12:00 - 3:00pm or 3:00 - 5:30pm

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Muneerah Vasanji
Phone: 403.260.2742