Township of Woolwich


  • Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Discover the charms of the Township of Woolwich, a growing community with a bright, well-managed and well-planned future in the Region of Waterloo. The quality of life in Woolwich is superior and as an employee or volunteer of the Township, you'll play a key role in helping shape the next phase of our growth and development.

The Township of Woolwich has the following positions available:

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

Applications are now being accepted!

In 1992, the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change (MoECC) requested that the Township of Woolwich create a body of citizens which would allow for independent public input to the remediation process associated with the Uniroyal/Crompton/Chemtura site in the town of Elmira.  Pursuant to this, the Uniroyal Public Advisory Committee (UPAC), subsequently the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee (CPAC) was formed. In an effort to ensure success in the clean-up process of the Elmira Aquifer to Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards, Council has determined that the overall structure, framework and inter-relationships of the advisory Committee, related technical working group, the MoECC and Chemtura should change.

On June 23, 2015 the Council of the Township of Woolwich approved the new Terms of Reference for the Remediation Advisory Committee (RAC) & the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).

RAC will serve as the oversight Committee. TAG will report to RAC, and TAG's mandate is to serve RAC in a technical capacity by addressing legacy and potential future environmental and remediation issues with regards to the Chemtura Canada Co./Cie. site in Elmira. TAG will assist RAC with the fulfillment of its key responsibilities as outlined in the new Terms of Reference. The Township of Woolwich is looking for community members to get involved on TAG. 

The term of RAC & TAG will follow the same term of Council, plus an additional six months, ending on May 31, 2019. Eight (8) citizen members are needed for TAG, two (2) of which will also be appointed to serve on RAC.

Application forms and the Terms of Reference for RAC & TAG are available online. They may also be obtained by contacting the Council and Information Services Office at (519) 669-6010. The final date for submitting completed applications is Friday, July 31, 2015.          
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Leaders In Training

Woolwich Summer Playground is looking for outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with our summer programs.  Being a LIT (Leader In Training) is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with children, building your resume and a great way to get involved in your community.  Anyone between 13 & 16 years of age is welcome to apply to the Township of Woolwich by filling out an application form located here.  All LIT's will be provided with training.  For more information or to obtain an application form, please contact Emily Orr at 519-669-1647 x 7008 or
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Fitness Instructors

Reporting to the Recreation Community Development Coordinator at the Breslau Community Centre and/or the Program Coordinator at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, the Township is seeking to fill postions for certified fitness instructors.  The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • Step
  • Spin
  • Kickboxing
  • Bootcamp
  • Aquafit
  • Zumba Kids

Successful candidates must be minimum sixteen (16) years of age and be knowledgeable and experienced in program delivery for any of the following demographics:

  • Children
  • Toddlers/Pre-school
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Candidates will be able to demonstrate leadership, interpersonal, customer service and dynamic facilitation skills.  The role requires team players with strong organizational, communication, report writing, presentation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.  The candidates must have knowledge of applicable provincial/federal legislation, health and safety regulations and excellent computer skills and knowledge of associated software.  The position requires the ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required at various locations.  Standard First Aid/CPR are considered valuable assets.  A current vulnerable person's police reference check will be required upon hire.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume to:

Township of Woolwich
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
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Volunteer Firefighters

The rewards of being a volunteer fire-fighter are extensive. The work is exciting and challenging. Responsibilities include; fire suppression duties necessary to save life and property; combat, extinguish and/or prevent fires by rapidly and efficiently performing varied duties as required under emergency conditions; provide emergency medical response and aid; perform rescue/extrication operations where necessary to prevent loss of life or further injury; and provide service assistance with respect to the police, paramedics and the public.

Recruitment sessions take place annually in the fall however applications can be submitted throughout the year.

All applicants must be 18 years or older at time of application and have obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12 OSSD) or equivalent at time of application. Applicants must have a valid G2 Ontario driver's license at time of application. Applicants must live within the "primary response area" of the station of choice, approximately 8 km and within a 5 minute drive.   Unfortunately, if you do not live within the primary response area, your application will be declined.
Volunteer Fire Fighter application is available here.

Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
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The Township offers an accessible work place and is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process. If you require special accommodation please let us know. We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected under the Municipal Act, 2001 and will only be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for this competition.  To view our Employee Policies click here.                                                                                                                                               

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