Emily Bertsch is a Nurse Practitioner at our Lompoc Health &emdash; Hematology-Oncology Center.  She was hired in July 2017 but previously worked for LVMC from 2010-2013.

Where do you volunteer?

I am currently the Advancements Coordinator for Boy Scouts of America Troop 394 and Cub Scout Pack 102 both at Vandenberg Air Force Base. How long have you volunteered? I have volunteered with BSA, in various roles, since 2014

Why do you volunteer?

I help the Scouts (and other leaders) track their progress in the program, complete required paperwork, and verify requirements for special projects. I recently added the role of Merit Badge Counselor, which means I will mentor the scouts in their study of various merit badge subjects. I also help plan events and camp with the scouts whenever I can.

I volunteer with BSA largely because my sons are both active in scouting. Scouting is a family-oriented organization and, frankly, without parent volunteers, the program could not function well. I do, however, find it very rewarding to help the Troop and Pack organize events and to be a mentor to young people as they develop as citizens and leaders in the community.