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North Plains Volunteer Spotlight: Becca and Beth Sohler

volunteersbecca_beth_sohler_cropIn this North Plains Volunteer Spotlight, we are delighted to feature two amazing youth volunteers who happen to be sisters! Becca and Beth have lived in North Plains for nine years and both serve on the North Plains Library’s Teen Council which serves the community by suggesting resources and hosting events for all North Plains youth to enjoy.

Becca, a Senior at Liberty High School, has volunteered with the North Plains Public Library Teen Council since 2016 and has been the Teen Council Co-President since 2019. She and her sister help to set up various events to bring North Plains teens together. She has also volunteered with the 4-H Club Clever Clovers since 2012. She volunteers because she loves giving back to the community by doing something she enjoys.

“My favorite thing about volunteering at the library is that it allows me to help and connect to others over an activity I enjoy. I love reading and the library, and I enjoy meeting people who enjoy the same things,” said Becca. “Volunteering is an amazing activity that helps you just as much as it helps those around you. By volunteering, you get to relax, enjoy, and feel good about yourself while helping the community.”

Becca’s hope for the North Plains community in the future is for people to help each other. She feels volunteerism can help with that by allowing people to connect and form relationships and be open to helping those who need it.

Beth, a Sophomore at Liberty High School, has volunteered at the library since 2018. She has helped with various Teen Council events including video night, movie night, Switch night, Science Lab and more. She also volunteers regularly at her church, 4-H club, and school. She says she volunteers because she loves getting to know the community better and she feels like she’s giving back, and it's also a good way to meet people and make new friends.

“I hope North Plains will become an even tighter-knit community than it already is, and I think volunteering will help with that because it's a way to get to know people better,” said Beth. “if you find the right volunteer opportunity, then you will have a lot of fun and volunteering makes you feel good.”

We thank Becca and Beth them for their inspiration and enthusiastic volunteerism. North Plains’ future looks bright with such amazing young community members!

If you’re a teen or know a teen in North Plains that is looking for volunteer opportunities, the Library's Teen Council is looking for new members and the Parks & Recreation Board has a Youth Advisor vacancy. 

Why join Teen Council? Help us plan outdoor events for teens this spring and summer, meet new people, have fun, gain volunteer experience, build your resume, and it looks great on college applications. Teen Council typically meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 5:30 pm.

Are you between the ages of 15-17 and interested helping the Parks & Recreation Board as a Youth Advisor? The Parks & Recreation board meets once a month, on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Please visit www.northplains.org if you would like to apply for either or email briannas@wccls.org.