The American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas seeks new volunteers throughout the two-state area. Those interested may learn more by registering for a free Experience the Mission virtual class, states a press release.

“Volunteers make up over 90% of the workforce at the Red Cross,” said Kristin Pendleton, volunteer recruitment specialist. “It is vital to our mission that we have the right people at the right time at the right place to carry out our mission.”

Red Cross volunteer opportunities are available for nearly everyone, starting at age 14. Many of the opportunities can also be done from home or other remote locations, but some do require being in an office or out in the community.

Opportunities include helping during a disaster, assisting military members and their families, helping at blood drives, public affairs/communications operations, financial development and administrative activities.

Participants in the Experience the Mission class will learn about the different volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross in addition to learning about how the Red Cross helps in the local community.

For more information or to register to attend, call (314) 516-2732 or email Participants may also sign up online on the Red Cross Volunteer Connection website,

The virtual class is available online during the following times and dates: 10 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 7; 7 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 20; 10 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 3; 7 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17; and 10 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31.