Public Service Day | June 23

June 23 celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community, recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

Newswire Public Service Heroes

How one ‘neighborhood hero’ is nourishing Buffalo after the shooting
Credit: CSM
Francis Kéré: A humble, climate-friendly pioneer in architecture
Credit: CSM
Sponsor Circle opens hearts and homes to Afghan refugees
Credit: CSM

Adopt a grandparent: Young help the old in Bolivian pandemic

By: PAOLA FLORES Associated Press

Giant cinnamon rolls raise money, feed 'bellies and souls'

By: MARIAM FAM Associated Press

Sean Penn wants to 'save lives' with free COVID-19 testing

By: MARCELA ISAZA Associated Press

America's Black Belt communities mobilize to fight virus, hunger

By: Jay Reeves Associated Press

Sikh kitchens feed New Delhi's masses in virus lockdown

By: EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press

Croatian charity offers help as lives turn during outbreak

By: DARKO BANDIC Associated Press

A new stone soup: Idle restaurants fire up to feed the hungry

By: Jennifer G. Wolcott Correspondent

With new crises, the world’s change agents embrace change

By: the Monitor's Editorial Board

Once adversaries, Boston lawyers now aid COVID-19 caregivers

By: MICHAEL REZENDES Associated Press
Tell us about your hero
Credit: MH

This selection of short films offers a view into the satisfaction of public service and volunteering!

A Moment in History

Paco Anselmi
Tribute to all the healthcare workers fighting at the frontline against Covid-19 - Voice of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.


Mahla Mohammad

Jessica Mayberry | Video Volunteers

Marc Ostrick
Interview with 2019 Women Transforming Media Honoree Jessica Mayberry. Jessica is the founder of Video Volunteers (VV), a human rights media organization having a real life impact on people from India's most marginalized communities.

What if...

Produced by:Terry Campbell, Paul Leon, Noah Berlow, Rose Wolfrum, Amelia Iacobel...
This short documentary film shatters the preconceptions of homelessness, explores the ramifications of unstable housing for children, and provides a solution.

Alex Epstein: The Power of Volunteering

Producer: The Institute for Advancing Unity/The Working Group
A young man becomes an activist when his fellow citizens suffer from a national disaster.

Niger '66 - A Peace Corps Diary [Trailer]

Producer: Judy Irola
A collective story from five Peace Corps Volunteers.

These stories feature public service heroes who dedicate their lives to helping others.

Daniel Goldberg

By: MY HERO Staff
Daniel Goldberg, a Santa Barbara teen, created "Zoomers to Boomers" a collection of Gen Z shoppers who bring groceries to the Boomer generation during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Pam Pontius

By: Hiro Rodriguez
Pam Pontius is part of the FEMA Supply Chain Task Force working to help Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abdul Satter Edhi

By: Hasan Tariq
Abdul Satter Edhi was a Pakistani humanitarian and philanthropist who founded the Edhi Foundation, a social welfare program that crosses religious barriers.

Life on the Line: The LAFD Firefighters

By: Dorothy Lie
The Los Angeles Fire Department battles the extensive fires in Southern California in 2018.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Frontline Workers

By: Madhulika Manoharan
Madhulika Manoharan thanks frontline workers for their essential help during the coronavirus.

Art Work Celebrating the Coronavirus Public Servant Heroes

Coronavirus ART Contest - Finalists


We Can Do It

By: Juhyoung Lee


By: by Judy Xu from the United States (California)

Coronovirus - My Heroes

By: by Avaneesh Muthulakshmanan from in the United States (California)

Together during the pandemic

By: by Petya Dimitrova from Ruse in Bulgaria

Covid Superheroes

By: Jamie Park

Anti-epidemic Hero

By: XiYao Yin
Honoring doctors fighting to end the pandemic.

Salute to our Frontline workers

By: by Jade Chung from Singapore

Our Hero, Our Savior!

By: by Lee Xin Yee from Malaysia

World-wide Doctor Heros

By: Sophia K from the United States (New Jersey)


By: by Suyasa Sigdel from Nepal

Salute to Corona Warriors

By: Aldrina Santhosh

Thank you, Essential Workers

By: Victoria Lin


Our Curators


Newswire stories curated by MY HERO Newswire director Betty Bailey. 


Short films curated by MY HERO International Film Festival director Wendy Milette


Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editors Abigail Richardson and Deborah Neff.

Organizer created on 6/21/2018 2:06:15 AM by Xenia Shin

Last edited 2/20/2023 9:09:07 AM by Abigail Richardson