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:


Reporting to the Facilities Lead Hand, the Township of Woolwich is presently seeking five (5) summer student positions for the summer months from approximately May - August 2015.  The position will involve working outdoors, working with landscape related power tools and other parks related equipment. Those that possess known skill sets, parks and recreation / horticulture post secondary education accompanied by work related experience of parks, cemeteries, trails with be given employment preference. 

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Knowledgeable with work related experience in the Parks and Recreations services, operations would be an asset.
  • Job knowledge and practical experience on the use of Parks related equipment such as gas powered lawn mowers, medium sized tractors, line trimmers would be considered an asset.  
  • Job knowledge and practical work experience with handling small hand and power tools would be considered an asset.   
  • The ability to work in both a team approach to assist Full time Unionized members and on an individual basis  
  • The ability to stand and walk for long periods of time in an exterior summer climatic and environmental conditions.
  • Knowledge of applicable provincial/federal legislation, health and safety regulations would be considered an asset.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and statutory holidays as required, at various locations though out the Township.
  • Valid Ontario class G license and clean drivers abstract and be able to drive vehicles within this classification.   
  • Standard First Aid/CPR would be considered an asset.

Summer employment is restricted to students who are enrolled full time in a secondary or post-secondary institution and who will be returning to school full time at the end of the period of employment.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday March 16, 2015.  For consideration, please mail, fax or email your resume in confidence to:

Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158,
Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6
Fax: (519) 669-9348
Email:                                                                                                                           back to top

Seasonal Recreation Program Opportunities

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 year round recreational programs.  Some positions may involve working outdoors while others my require specific licences, certifications, skills or work experience.  The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • Sports Instructors (e.g. Soccer, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee)
  • Arts & Drama Instructors
  • After School Leaders
  • Birthday Party Leaders
  • March Break/P.D. Day Leaders
  • Cooking/Baking Instructors
  • Fitness Instructors (e.g. Step, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Aquafit)


  • Minimum sixteen (16) years of age
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in program delivery for any of the following demographics:
    • Children
    • Toddlers/Pre-school
    • Youth
    • Adults
    • Seniors
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, customer service and dynamic facilitation skills
  • Team player with strong organizational, communication, report writing, presenation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable provincial/federal legislation, health and safety regulations
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of associated software
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required at various locations
  • Standard First Aid/CPR
  • High Five PHCD (preferred)
  • 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

Resumes are also accepted at the Breslau Community Centre and Woolwich Memorial Centre.                         back to top


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 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
Email:                                                                                                                           back to top

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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