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:

Recreation Program 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 positions for year round Recreational Program Instructors.  Some positions may involve working outdoors, while others may require specific licenses, certifications, skills or work experience. The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • P.A. Day Leaders
  • Dance Instructors
  • Sports Instructors (variety of sports including Volleyball, Soccer, Badminton, Basketball, Ball Hockey etc.)
  • Arts & Drama Instructors
  • Cooking/Baking Instructors

A detailed job description is available here.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and 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. 
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Fitness Centre Team Member

Reporting to the Recreation Programmer at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, the Township is seeking to fill the position of Fitness Centre Team Member.  The main focus of this role is to facilitate fitness and active living for WMC members and members of the public and to provide excellent customer service to all participants. This will be accomplished by providing direct supervision of Fitness facility during posted supervised hours, cleaning and inspecting the Fitness Centre equipment and supplies as required, and reporting any issues.

Working in this role requires the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, excellent communication and public relations skill and the ability to deal with customer complaints in a professional manner.  Current First Aid/C.P.R. certification is required as is a general knowledge of fitness, health and wellness.  Group Fitness and/or Personal Training certification is an asset.

Hours of work for this position are Weekday evenings 5 – 8 pm & Saturdays 8 am – 12 pm, or as required.

A detailed job description is available here.  Interested applicants are invited to email their cover letter and resume to Antonija Mazalica at
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Facilities Attendant 1

The Recreation & Facilities Services Department of the Township of Woolwich is seeking to fill the position of full time Facilities Attendant 1.  Responsibilities of this position include performing a wide range of administrative, maintenance, construction and operational activities, primarily within Recreation & Facilities Services, with occasional responsibilities to other core Departments, all under the direction of the Facilities Attendant Lead Hand.  The Facilities Attendant 1 will participate and perform facility program and maintenance activities as required at Township cemeteries, parks, trails and green spaces.  This individual may be required to participate on various other Township teams and initiatives.  This is a unionized position (CUPE Local 1542).

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent.
  • Propane Handler Certificate
  • Must hold and maintain valid Class “G” Ontario driver’s license, with a good driving record.
  • Must hold at a minimum a “Basic Refrigeration” (e.g. ORFA) certification/post secondary school qualification in refrigeration.  TSSA Certification of Qualification as a Refrigeration Operator Class ‘B’ preferred.       
  • Must hold “Certified Ice Technician” designation or ability to successfully obtain within 12 months of hiring.
  • Must hold “Certified Pool Operator” designation or ability to successfully obtain within 12 months of hiring.
  • Previous experience with facility, building and park maintenance and operations, mechanical systems as well as ice making, rehabilitation and repair.
  • Proven ability to deal cooperatively, efficiently and effectively with co-workers, other Township staff, external agencies and members of the public and provide exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to work constructively in a team environment and act independently as required, follow safe and appropriate practices and procedures and exercise sound judgment at all times.
  • Physically able to perform all activities (i.e. lifting, climbing and working above ground level on ladders, scaffolds, upright lifts, etc.) .
  • A clean Police Vulnerable Sector Check

Wage Rate/Hours of Work

  • $22.04 per hour plus shift premium as applicable (2014)
  • 40 Hours per week.  Rotating shift work covering seven days per week, based on program requirements

A detailed job posting is available here.  Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m., Monday July 21, 2014.  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


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
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The Township is committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process. If you require special accomodation 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 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 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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