04/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How To Volunteer In New Orleans During Mardi Gras 2010

A trip to the Crescent City may offer the party of a lifetime, but for those who want to do more, volunteer opportunities abound.

It's no secret: New Orleans loves to party. From today's Mardi Gras celebration to Jazz Fest and other events throughout the year, any time is the right time to plan a New Orleans vacation if you're looking for a reason to celebrate and let the good times roll.

But for those whose idea of a 'fun' vacation involves something deeper than dripping with beads, Voluntourism opportunities abound in the Crescent City as well. And what better city to which to give a little of your personal time and sweat-equity?