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If you come to the Y, volunteer with us, work at a branch or give to a campaign, we want to know what it means to you.

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My Y Story: Eric Bergeson

Meet Eric Bergeson. Eric first joined our Y when it was located on Prospect Street in Nashua. He quickly got involved as a volunteer and became a friendly face to members and staff alike.  Eric’s been a Y volunteer at the Welcome Center, the Wellness Center and in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program… Read more »

My Y Story: The Vadney Family

Tim Vadney and his family have been long time members of the Y of Greater Nashua since 2004. They started utilizing the Y when their two children, TJ and Kaitlyn, were born for childcare. From there the kids were involved in just about every activity including swim lessons, afterschool care and summer camp at Camp… Read more »

My Y Story: Dave deBronkart

“You don’t want to get diabetes, if you can prevent it. Baby Boomers are living longer and having an expanded life is a reason to stay healthy,” said Greater Nashua YMCA member Dave deBronkart. After his doctor diagnosed him as being at-risk for Type 2 diabetes, deBronkart enrolled himself in the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program… Read more »

My Y Story: Amanda Brien

Amanda was searching for kindergarten options for her son Camden, when she came across the YMCA of Greater Nashua. She was worried that she couldn’t afford the Y for her family as a single mom, but thanks to financial assistance from the Y Cares program, Amanda and Cam were able to become members and Cam… Read more »

My Y Story: Greg Derderian

In 1949 at the age of 5, Greg Derderian became a member of the Y in Nashua and quickly became more involved than he could have anticipated. By age 11, Greg was the Vice-President of the 1st Nashua Y Leaders Group, volunteering to assist with physical education programs at the Y. By age 13, he… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Holly Lavine's Story

Volunteering at the Y is important to Holly for a few reasons.  For one, she enjoys promoting fitness and wellness in the community. “Healthy community members are happy community members so anything I can do to further community health is a worthwhile mission.”  Secondly, Holly personally reaps the benefits of the exercise along with her… Read more »

My Y Story: Tony Mandravelis

He may be 75, but not even getting a year older can’t stop Tony Mandravelis from hitting the Y racquetball courts.  Tony started going to the Y on Temple Street in 1944 at the age of 7, participating in a variety of events including basketball, ping pong, pool tournaments, and boxing.  He started playing in… Read more »