Recreation Aide

Writing a great recreation aide resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Kelisha Klonowski | (182) 173-4985 | Henderson, NV


As a recreation aide with over 1 year of experience, I have worked hard to develop my skills in customer service, program planning and execution, and data entry. In my previous role, I was responsible for leading activities for seniors at an assisted living facility. This involved creating monthly activity calendars, setting up weekly events such as bingo or arts & crafts classes, and providing one-on-one assistance to residents who needed help participating. I also handled all the administrative tasks associated with running the program, including maintaining sign-in sheets and collecting feedback surveys. Through my work in this position, I have learned how to better manage time while still delivering high quality results.


Recreation Aide at Desert Pines Golf Club, NVJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully organized and led weekly arts and crafts sessions for a group of 15 children aged 6-8.
  • Developed positive relationships with parents and guardians to ensure the safety and well-being of their children during recreation activities.
  • Implemented an effective behavior management system that resulted in a decrease in disciplinary issues by 30%.
  • Created engaging activity plans that promoted physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in participants.
  • Maintained cleanliness standards for all recreation equipment and facilities.
  • Adhered to strict budget guidelines while planning recreational activities.

Recreation Aide II at Sunset Park, NVJul 2021 - May 2022

  • Led a team of recreation aides in planning and executing daily activities for 20 residents with dementia.
  • Monitored resident vitals and medications, as well as documenting changes in condition.
  • Coordinated weekly outings to the local senior center, including arranging transportation and escorts.
  • Implemented individualized activity plans for each resident based on their interests and abilities.
  • Encouraged social interaction among residents during meals and group activities.
  • Provided one-on-one assistance to residents who needed help with personal care or mobility.


High School Diploma at Reno High School, Reno, NVAug 2016 - May 2021

I've learned time management, organization, study habits, and how to take standardized tests.


  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Lifeguarding
  • Water Safety
  • Basic Swim Strokes
  • Pool Maintenance

Caddie Wachtman | (159) 719-6419 | West Jordan, UT


I have over 1 year of experience as a Recreation Aide. I am responsible for leading recreation activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, and other leisure activities for groups. I also develop relationships with participants to ensure their safety and enjoyment while participating in our programs. In addition, I maintain cleanliness of the facility and equipment used during recreational activities.


Recreation Aide at Redstone Arsenal, UTJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully coordinated and implemented daily recreation activities for 20-30 residents with varying levels of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and physical abilities.
  • Created a monthly activity calendar in collaboration with the Recreation Director that was distributed to staff, families, and caregivers.
  • Led weekly sing-a-long sessions that were enjoyed by both residents and staff alike.
  • Assisted in planning and executing special events such as holiday parties, picnics, bus outings etc.
  • Encouraged socialization among residents through one on one conversation or group games/activities.
  • Maintained cleanliness of all recreation equipment.

Recreation Aide II at Fort Hood, UTSep 2021 - May 2022

  • Monitored and supervised up to 50 children at a time during recreation center activities.
  • Led groups of up to 20 in organized recreational activities, such as sports, arts & crafts, and hiking.
  • Assisted with the set-up and clean-up of recreation equipment and facilities before/after each activity period.
  • Wrote weekly activity reports detailing participation numbers, staff observations, and suggestions for improvement.
  • Maintained accurate participant records (e.g., emergency contact information) throughout the program duration.


High School Diploma at West High School, UTSep 2016 - May 2021

I've learned to read, write, and do math.


  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • Pool Operator Certification
  • Red Cross Babysitting Course