National Volunteer Week

We Give Thanks to Our Volunteers April 17-21

We Give Thanks to Our Volunteers

The YMCA of Greater Nashua is celebrating our appreciation of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 17 – 21.

Without volunteers, the Y wouldn’t be the same; they’re the heart and soul of our organization and without their hard work, dedication and selflessness we couldn’t do the work we do every day to help kids, families and communities thrive. Our volunteer program brings people together from all walks of life around a shared purpose to do good. The Y is creating a stronger, more cohesive community.

These opportunities also help volunteers enhance their personal well-being and develop meaningful relationships – all while making an impact in communities they care about.

At our Y, program volunteers help with special events like family nights, Kids Stop helpers, as tutors, sports assistants, group exercise instructors, coaches and assistant coaches, and Welcome Center ambassadors.  Many more opportunities exist for others to help make a difference. Current volunteer opportunities are listed here:

The YMCA also has the support of policy volunteers who provide governance, policy direction and fundraising support for our Association. The visionary leadership of these volunteers helps our entire YMCA Association provide extraordinary experiences for individuals and families throughout our Southern New Hampshire region.

TogetherhoodThis Spring, the Y is re-lauching Togetherhood our member-led volunteer service program. Togetherhood is run by a committee, made up of YMCA members and community leaders working as volunteers, with the support and guidance of a YMCA staff advisor.  Our Togetherhood committee will plan and execute service projects that strengthen our community while enabling volunteers to form meaningful connections with people from diverse backgrounds. Projects are done outside of our YMCA walls. Our volunteers have done projects such as Mine Falls clean-up days, helping the Merrimack Public Library landscape their grounds, packing food bags with End 48 Hours of Hunger, diaper drives supporting the United Way, and volunteering at Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter organizing their large food pantry.

Please stop by our branches and meet Volunteer Coordinator Leila Saremi. She will have information on our volunteer opportunities and can guide you in the online volunteer registration process. Here are the days and locations she will be in the branches during Volunteer Week. As always, feel free to reach out to Leila to learn more and she will connect with you as soon as possible.

• Monday, April 17: Nashua Y – 9am-11am
• Wednesday, April 19: Westwood Park Y – 3pm-5pm
• Friday, April 21: Merrimack Y – 4pm-6pm




Nancy Connelly


It is with great pleasure that the YMCA of Greater Nashua takes this opportunity during our volunteer week to give a shoutout to Nancy Connelly. Volunteers are the backbone of our community and we are extremely fortunate to have Nancy be a part of ours. Nancy has been a volunteer of the YMCA of Greater Nashua since 2017 and has dedicated over 300 volunteer hours to our community. Nancy currently volunteers weekly for Creation Station. We are honored to have Nancy as a volunteer and want to take this moment to acknowledge her outstanding contributions as well as all of our other volunteers.


Bryna Kamin


A volunteer is an individual who selflessly offers their time, skills, and energy to help others without expecting anything in return. Bryna Kamin is a volunteer for the YMCA of Greater Nashua who has been a crucial part of our organization since 2011. We thank Bryna for her contribution of over 1,079 hours volunteered at the YMCA of Greater Nashua. Bryna is currently a volunteer for our Senior Activities program. Our mission would not be possible without people like Bryna and all of our volunteers, and we are thankful for you all.



Randy Wilson


Volunteers play a crucial role in making a difference in our community, and the YMCA of Greater Nashua would like to thank Randy Wilson for his contribution. Randy has shared over 645 hours of his time, skills, and energy into volunteering to our YMCA community. He has been a volunteer since 2021 for our STORM Team program, and we are incredibly grateful for Randy and our volunteers dedication to the YMCA of Greater Nashua.




Thank you to all our our volunteers and the hard work they have given to our YMCA community!

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