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:

  • September 18, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • January 15, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 20, 2020

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


There are ALWAYS volunteer opportunities available. Our volunteers do everything from general office duties, IT, design, leading training courses to maintaining gear. Volunteers staff our events and tables, stuff our envelopes, and help us develop our marketing, fundraising and training programs. Contact us, we’ll be sure to find a use for your skills!

We greatly appreciate all the support our volunteers give us. Volunteering with BAWT can be one-time or ongoing and completely depends on your schedule. There are opportunities to volunteer at Oakland and South Bay / Milpitas.