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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Water & Wastewater Operator

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Water and Sewer Supervisor you will perform a wide variety of operational and maintenance activities on the Township’s various water distribution and wastewater collection systems.  These duties will include, but not be limited to water sampling, maintenance and repair of water and sewer infrastructure including sewage lift stations, the collection and recording of operational data and water meter installation, reading and repair.  You will participate in winter control related activities, which will include plowing and sanding.  You must be willing to work extended hours as well as respond to before and after hours emergency call-outs.  Participation on the general and water standby lists is mandatory as per the collective agreement.


  • ·         Ontario Secondary School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • ·         Current MOE Class 1 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Operator Licenses.
  • ·         Able to deal effectively and fairly with the public and provide a high level of customer service.
  • ·         Able to communicate effectively, and work independently as well as part of a team.
  • ·         Hold a valid Class “D” with “Z” endorsement driver’s license and possess a good driving record.
  • ·         Must have completed training or have had previous experience in the operation of tandem trucks.

This is a 40 hour per week unionized position and the current hourly rate is $25.89 per hour plus benefit package.  Applications must be received by 12:00 p.m. Noon on Thursday, August 14, 2014. For consideration, please mail or e-mail your resume in confidence to:

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