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:


The Township of Woolwich is now accepting applications for the role of Accounting Clerk. Reporting to the Manager of Accounting you will assist with a wide variety of general accounting functions. Your duties will include all aspects of accounts payable, assisting in administering the Township's purchase order system, preparing bank deposits and bank reconciliations, entering and posting journal entries into the general ledger and maintaining the fixed asset ledger.

Our ideal candidate would be a University or community college graduate majoring in finance or accounting, working towards or possessing a professional accounting designation, preferrably a CPA, or with a minimum of 5 years accounting experience. Familiarity with municipal government funding and reporting processes as well as encumbrance based accounting systems would be considered assets.

Extensive experience and proficiency in computer spreadsheet applications and Microsoft Office are essential in this role. Excellent written and verbal communication abilities, a high degree of skill in organization and planning and attention to detail are also essential. Our ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and leadership skills and will possess the ability to create and recommend new, innovative solutions.

This is a salaried position working 35 hours per week with a wage range of $40,789 to $49,742 (Level 3, 2015). A detailed job description is available here.

To apply for this exciting position, interested applicants are invited to submit their resume prior to 5 p.m. on December 18, 2014 to:

Township of Woolwich
P.O. Box 158, 24 Church Street West
Elmira, ON
N3B 2Z6
Fax: 519-669-9348
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Woolwich Heritage Committee Appointments

Applications are now being accepted!

The Township of Woolwich is looking for citizens and community members to get involved with the Township's newly established Heritage Committee. The purpose of the Woolwich Heritage Committee includes three main areas of responsibility:

  1. Provide advice to Council on cultural heritage matters;
  2. Promote cultural heritage awareness, education, stewardship and conservation; and
  3. Recognize excellence in the cultural heritage community in Woolwich.

"The fact that so much of Ontario's rich heritage has been conserved is a testament to the good advice and hard work of Municipal Heritage Committees."

The complete Terms of Reference for the Heritage Committee may be viewed here. The term of the Committee will follow the same term of Council, ending November 30, 2018.

Application forms, available here, may be submitted to the Council and Information Services Office at:

Julie Forth
Council & Information Services
Township of Woolwich
PO Box 158, 24 Church Street West
Elmira, ON  N3B 2Z6
Fax: 519-669-1820

The final date for submitting a completed application is Friday, December 19, 2014.                                       back to top

Part Time Arena Admissions Attendant - Woolwich Township Arena

The Township is currently accepting applications for service oriented individuals to work as Arena Admission Attendants at the Woolwich Township Area during the current ice season.  Reporting to the Program Coordinator, this position will handle public skate admissions and perform customer service duties. Work is done according to established guidelines and the verbal and written instructions of the Program Coordinator with the guidance of the On-Duty Facility Operator. 

The Arena Admissions Attendant is responsible for following Township cash handling policies and procedures and balancing cash drawer each shift or as directed following established cash handling policies. He/she will also enforce department policies and follow department procedures regarding admission to the Township of Woolwich Facilities.  Duties of the position also include monitoring access to the Public Skate Program, assisting skaters for open skate, responding to general customer questions, checking locker rooms and bathrooms as directed and other duties as requested or assigned by On-Duty Facility Operator. 

Requirements of this position are the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with staff and public, good oral and written communication skills and strong organizational skills.  Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' certification is considered an asset.

Wages and Hours:

Hours for this position are flexible. The schedule may include weekends, evenings and holiday shifts.The wage rate for this position is $11.00/hour.  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 being accepted at the Woolwich Memorial Centre to the attention of Antonija Mazalica. 
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Part Time Facility Attendant - Breslau Community Centre

The Township is currently accepting applications for service oriented individuals to assist with the overall maintenance and operations of the Breslau Community Centre and Breslau Memorial Park on a part time, seasonal basis.  Reporting to the Recreation Community Development Coordinator, this position will perform general janitorial cleaning/maintenance / window cleaning, janitorial stocking and inventory control as assigned or required throughout each shift (e.g. sweeping, mopping and cleaning of washrooms, building and throughout washing of walls, counters, empty garbage containers, washroom and common area cleaning, minor snow shovelling ice control.

Familiarity with all aspects of facility, building fabrication materials, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems, equipment rehabilitation and repair is a requirement of this position.  The successful candidate will have a proven ability to deal cooperatively, efficiently and effectively with members of the public, other Township staff and external agencies as well as the ability to provide quality customer service.

Hours for this position are flexible. The schedule may include weekends, evenings and holiday shifts, up to a maximum of 24 hours per week.  A complete job description is available here.  Interested candidates 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 being accepted at the Woolwich Memorial Centre to the attention of Andrew Poste ( or at the Breslau Community Centre to the attention of Sara Hignell (
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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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