Come meet BAWT!

Discovery Sessions

Discovery Sessions are informational and inspirational orientations to BAWT. They are a great way to find out more about what we do, get a tour of our gear room, and find out how to get involved.

Meet and connect with like-minded folks and tackle important projects that help get kids outdoors.  Projects include repairing gear, helping us spread the word about BAWT through mail campaigns, and other essential (and fun!) odd jobs.

discovery session

Join us at our Oakland office, bring your friends, and help us grow the BAWT community. Session starts with a short informational orientation to our work, and a tour of the gear library. The evening continues with an opportunity to volunteer and help out!

  • 6:00pm Pizza and beverages
  • 6:30-7:30 Discovery Session for new folks
  • 7:30-8:30 Volunteer Night continues (optional)

The BAWT community thrives on volunteers, and when you come to our Discovery Session and Volunteer Nights, you’ll stay in the loop.


Held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of most months from 6:00-9:00pm at BAWT’s headquarters:  1050 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94606. Please join us on the following Wednesdays:

  • January 16, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • September 18, 2019
  • October 16, 2019

No Discovery Sessions in June, July, August, November, December

join the gear corps!

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted, see list of dates), BAWT keeps the Oakland Gear Library open until 9:00pm.

During these hours Gear Corps Volunteers can come from 6:00pm to 8:30pm to assist with pick up and drop off appointments. Volunteers also help with everything from inventory and maintenance projects to gear repairs. We offer continuous gear repair workshops for committed Gear Corps members. 

There is something for everyone to do, no matter what skill level!

To join the Gear Corps or find out more information please contact


2019 Gear Corps Nights

6:00pm to 8:30pm

  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
  • Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
  • Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

PLEASE RSVP by Tuesday at 4:00pm.