Volunteering for Relay For Life Study

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteering for Relay For Life study. We have now ceased recruitment for this study and are in the process of collecting the follow-up surveys and analysing the data for reporting purposes. Griffith University and Cancer Council Queensland would like to thank all those who participated and shared their experiences, it is greatly appreciated. Please contact the Project Manager Dr Melissa Legg (details below) if you have any questions or would like more information about the study.

Thank you again for your interest.

About the study


Last year, more than 23 000 volunteers in Queensland picked up the baton for Relay For Life and raised crucial funds towards the fight against cancer. By volunteers, we mean all people who freely give their time to Relay For Life events (e.g. Relayers, team captains, committee members, survivors, carers). A world-first study led by Griffith University and Cancer Council Queensland with our partners Union for International Cancer Control, American Cancer Society, and Volunteering Queensland is conducting an online survey to understand what drives Queenslanders to keep volunteering for this event. In the survey, which takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes, we will ask permission to contact you again in 6, 12, 18 and 24 months so that we can understand how your experience changes over time.

This important project will help us to support our Relay For Life volunteers the best we can so they can continue their vital contribution year after year.

How is the project funded?


The project is funded by the Australian Research Council with support from Cancer Council Queensland, Union for International Cancer Control, and the American Cancer Society.

Further information about the study


For more information about the study, please contact:

Dr Melissa Legg, Project Manager
Griffith University, Cancer Council Queensland
Email: m.legg@griffith.edu.au or MelissaLegg@cancerqld.org.au
Phone: +61 7 3634 5191