Mission and History

Our Mission

The AS/UCSB Community Affairs Board (CAB), UCSB’s Volunteer Action Center, is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of all UCSB Students by providing information and easy access to community service work. Through a wide range of projects and community programs, CAB seeks to augment classroom experiences, create opportunities for career exploration, connect UCSB to the community in a meaningful way, and promote the ethics of public service.



CAB began and was originally known as the Charities Committee. Students were assigned to work on community service projects.


CAB became a recognized Associate Students Board known as The Community Aid Board.


CAB changed its name to the current Community Affairs Board and became the largest board of the AS Legislative Council.


Campus programs which began in CAB are now independent organizations such as CalPIRG, La Escuelita and CAB Foundation. CAB is now a full-service “Volunteer Action Center” for UCSB students, faculty, staff and the community. We are the largest student run community service organization west of the Mississippi!
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