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Welcome to Pirate P.A.L.S.! 

peers advocating for learning success


who we are

Pirate P.A.L.S. is a youth-service program through the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE)  that connects ECU students with youth in Greenville.

Our mission to serve children of Greenville by being tutorsmentors, and reading buddies that educate, invest in and inspire future generations of leaders. 



As a Pirate PALS volunteer, you will have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth through programs that allow you to mentor through tutoring, reading buddies, Pirate Playtimes and Design for Change Mentor League.

 Our volunteer opportunities aim to go beyond one-time service, so we require our Pirate P.A.L.S. to commit to serving our community partners for the full semester.

volunteer opportunities

Reading Buddies
2.5 GPA minimum required*
1 hour/ week commitment = 10 hours/ semester
Volunteers times TBD 
South Greenville Elementary School

2.5 GPA minimum required*
2 hour/week commitment = 20 hours/ semester
Monday- Thursday
K-4th: 2:00-4:00 
6-8th 3:30-5:30
Police Athletic League

Design for Change Mentor League
1 hour/week commitment = 10 hours/semester 
Police Athletic League & Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement

Pirate Playtimes
Open invitation- RSVP through OrgSync event 
Fridays 3pm - 5pm
Locations vary 
*Become a Playtime Lead by committing to 1 Pirate Playtime per month for the full semester = 6 hours/ semester


 Check us out

Not sure if you want to commit to an entire semester? You can RSVP to any of our Friday afternoon Pirate Playtimes and mentor through play.


To hear about new Pirate Playtime opportunities throughout the year, make sure to follow us on Twitter @ECUPirate_PALS or fill out a volunteer application to be added to our mailing list updates!

For More information contact:

Portal Information


ECU Pirate P.A.L.S. is reading buddy, mentoring and tutoring program for elementary age youths across Pitt County.




Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, 1612 Old Cafeteria Complex



State / Province

North Carolina



Primary Contact Name

Sarah Callihan

Primary Contact Email
Primary Contact Phone