What is CarniVOL?

CarniVOL 2021 offers a series of family-friendly volunteer opportunities open to corporate partners and the public. Volunteer events include green space improvements, neighborhood revitalization projects, and food delivery support. Register below.

“HandsOn and United Way are grateful to Entergy for its support of our efforts to transform our communities through the Volunteer Center, and CarniVOL is an excellent example of the center’s ability to create meaningful experiences designed to match the needs and interests of our neighbors,” said Chris Cameron, HandsOn New Orleans Executive Director. “CarniVOL offers individuals and families the perfect alternative Mardi Gras activity to feel that strong sense of community so familiar to the Carnival season.”

You can also learn how to organize and register your CarniVOL at-home projects through Volunteer Center below. 

CarniVOL 2021 in-person events are limited in size due to COVID-19 restrictions.  


CarniVOL Service Opportunities


Browse OpportunitiesFebruary 12: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Sampson Playground and Garden, 3211 Treasure St. New Orleans, LA 70126

Volunteer projects: light carpentry and general green space improvements 


February 13: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Mildred Harris Elementary School, 1805 Bridge City Ave. Westwego, LA 70094

Volunteer projects: painting, light carpentry, and landscaping


February 15: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
United Way of Southeast Louisiana (Serve Our Seniors), 2515 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119

Volunteer projects: food box preparation and pick-up and traffic control


All month: Any time!

“Do it Yourself” Volunteering is a way to serve your community from home in a way that aligns with your own interests and schedule. 


Browse opportunities on the Volunteer Center portal to see a full list of volunteer events available throughout the Carnival season, including how to design your own CarniVOL at-home project.