The ‘grandes vacances’ are a great time to have the big adventure taking a good amount of time to not only volunteer but perhaps combine it with a family adventure holiday as well. Costa Rica is perfect for this, where turtle conservation projects are always in need of help and where strolling the beaches together en famille, watching mothers nesting and babies emerging, is as spectacular as it gets. Time your visit for the end of August when the babies start to emerge if you can. It is also turtle nesting season in Sri Lanka and you can spend two whole weeks helping out on these projects during this time too. South Africa has lots to offer during this time, and the temperatures are not high, making it more pleasant to work hard on projects such as monkey rehabilitation and white lion conservation.
This is a great time to get involved in wildlife conservation in the rainforests of Borneo while, back on the other side of the world, the summer months are the only times to work with elephant conservationists in Namibia too.