More and more hotels are helping guests plug into charitable projects during their stays.
By Alexis Swerdloff
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the June 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
What you'll find: RockResorts is devoted to down-to-earth comforts (think wooden four-poster beds and rustic detail) and to continuing the conservationist legacy of founder Laurance Rockefeller.
How you can volunteer: During the warmer months at U.S. locations, team up with U.S. Forest Service staffers and other agencies to clear local trails. A trailblazing session will save you up to 30 percent off one night's stay. In St. Lucia, help local farmers build fences and maintain gardens.
What you'll spend: Summer rates start at $139 ( RockResorts.com )
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