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4 Hotels With an Edge On "Voluntourism"
More and more hotels are helping guests plug into charitable projects during their stays.
The Good Hotel, San Francisco
THE GOOD HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO
What you'll find: Chic and cheery, the Good Hotel has a clear eco-conscience: Key cards are made from recycled cardboard, chandeliers are fashioned from recycled glass bottles, and most of the 117 rooms have ultragreen toilets.

How you can volunteer: Just pick up the orange phone in the lobby to connect to the nonprofit One Brick, which matches visitors to short-term service gigs. You can roll up your sleeves for a few hours at the San Francisco Food Bank or join a day trip with wetlands conservation group Save the Bay, planting native seedlings along the shores of the Palo Alto Baylands.

What you'll spend: $99 per night on weekdays; $109 on weekends ( jdvhotels.com/hotels/good )