Renessa Visser

Renessa Visser
1448 Innswood Dr.

Burlington, L7P 2C4

289-962-9267

renessa@vissernet.ca
EXPERIENCE

Pioneer Camp (Girls’ camp)

Chalet Leader  – July- August 2019, Full-time
-caring for groups of 4-6 girls each week

-supporting campers through various mental health challenges

-practicing consistent conflict resolution with multiple campers who had behavioural issues

-creating an open environment for campers to share their experiences, become vulnerable, and unite in Christ-centred community

Explorica

Tour Director – May – June 2019, Part-Time
-leading school groups on 3-4 day trips from Toronto to Ottawa

-delivering spiels on Canada’s history and government on the bus ride, on museum trips, and throughout Ottawa’s famous historical sites

-coordinating and organizing hotel and restaurant reservations

-engaging kids to learn about Canada experientially 

Deedz – Volunteer commitment

(Student Club) – Winter Semester 2019
-handing out hot chocolate to the attendees of Hamilton’s soup truck on Friday nights

-building relationships with the homeless community and connecting with those on the margins

The Crown (Redeemer’s student newspaper)

Junior Reporter – September 2018 – PRESENT
-writing two short articles and one long article per month

-interviewing students, faculty, and photographing events

-requires an in-depth knowledge of student events and affairs

Burlington Public Library

RFID Page – Summer 2018, Full Time
-tagging Burlington’s entire library collection with RFID stickers

-working with 11 team members to create a highly efficient tagging pace; project completed two weeks early

Dundas Valley High school Co-op

Stage Manager – Winter Semester 2018
-to  liaison between director, board members and student actors

-coordinating stage hands to ensure timely placement of props

-recording actors’ blocking and prop positioning

Burlington Public Library

Student Page – October 2015 – June 2018, Part-time
-shelving books

-designing/making children’s crafts

-managing holds; removing discarded books

-cleaning and organising cluttered areas

Dundas Valley High school Co-op

Actor – Winter Semester 2017 and 2018
-played the role of the “Ghost” in “Hamlet” (2017)

-played the role of “Boris Kolenkhov” in “You Can’t Take it With You” (2018)

-required accent work

-studied Laban movement and shape flow

Kid Logic Burlington
Volunteer Position – Summer 2014 (40 hours)
Tasks included:

-helping leaders guide children

-entertaining kids

-assisting field trips

Babysitting – 2013 – PRESENT

-escorting kids to school

-caring  for an autistic child

-providing meals and activities for children

SKILLS
Excellent verbal and written communicator
Patient motivator and encourager of young children
Strong organisational ability
G2 Driver’s License
First Aid and CPR-D training

EDUCATION
Graduated highschool with a 4.00 GPA
Undergraduate student at Redeemer University College, taking a double major in English and Environmental Studies (Class of 2022)
Achieved Dean’s Honour List in Fall semester 2018 and Winter semester 2019

AWARDS
Two-time winner of Take Flight & Write Teen Writing Contest: won first place in 2016 and second place in 2014 for the fiction category.

Published  in Blue Marble Review and the Noisy Island (teen writing publications)

RCM Grade 8 piano practical – First Class Honours (June 2018)

RCM Grade 8 piano theory – First Class Honours with Distinction (May 2017)

REFERENCES
Available upon request

Experience

June 28 - August 17, 2019

Chalet leader / camp counsellor at Pioneer Camp (LeaAnne Zielonko)

May 1st - June 26, 2019

Tour Director at Explorica (Hailey Sloan)

Led grade 8 classes throughout Ottawa, teaching them about Canadian history and culture.

2013 - present

Babysitting at Various families

  • Updated 3 years ago

To contact this candidate email rvisser@redeemer.ca

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