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Beyond Basics Volunteer Opportunities

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 23 people are interested

Volunteer in our Office!

Groups or individuals can help out in our Southfield office (M-F, 9-4). Help our staff to prepare items for tutoring and artwork, type students’ books and/or add graphics, sew students’ books, or help with general office work like typing, entering data in spreadsheets, shredding, etc.

COVID-19 steps:
temperature checks to enter our office suite along with a COVID-19 questionnaire
masks must be worn to enter the building and in common areas
social distancing is practiced

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18000 W Nine Mile Rd., Suite #450, Southfield, MI 48075, US

Mission Statement

Beyond Basics is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to delivery of student-centered preK-12 reading and literacy-enrichment programs. Beyond Basics collaborates with school communities in under-resourced neighborhoods to provide supplemental literacy programs during regular school hours.


Beyond Basics was founded in 1999 as a volunteer coat donation project, Beyond Basics incorporated as a non-profit in 2002. Today, Beyond Basics has grown to serve thousands of children across metropolitan Detroit every year through literacy, literacy-enrichment, and community partnership programs.

The mission of Beyond Basics is to guide and support children in economic need to develop fundamental educational skills. We aim to move these children beyond the basics and prepare them for productive and meaningful lives. The goal of Beyond Basics is to improve reading proficiency for everyone.

Our objectives are to:

  • (1) Deliver reading instruction that empowers students to learn, grow, and participate in a dynamic, information-based world; and
  • (2) Build vocabulary and comprehension through exposure to literacy-enrichment activities and community partnerships that are success-focused.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


18000 W Nine Mile Rd.Suite 450Southfield, MI 48075



  • Office Reception
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Painting


  • Group


  • Background Check
  • You can come for any amount of time between 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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