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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Sida has 2,000 voluntary helpers working for it.
▪ The project employs a full-time warden and has support from voluntary helpers.
willing helper/volunteer/partner etc
▪ Any Texas prisoner who finds a willing partner on the outside is allowed to be married.
▪ Find yourself a willing partner and sit facing each other.
▪ For example, a teacher who says that she thinks some of the dolls need bathing will soon have some willing helpers.
▪ I belong to several organisations, some are small and local who need willing helpers and supporters.
▪ Non-horsy spouses and relatives can be trained for this role, but they must be willing helpers!
▪ There may be a willing volunteer or a professional person specially appointed, but this may not be easy to find.
▪ Why should he bother, when he had a willing partner waiting back in his rooms?
▪ You take one pair of ends, your willing helper takes the other, and off you go.
Helpers are needed to run the book stall and man the bar.
▪ Ella works at the hospital once a week as a voluntary helper.
▪ We have three student helpers in the office this semester.
▪ All Lourdes helpers and friends welcome.
▪ In the meantime we had somehow collected another half-dozen helpers.
▪ Non-horsy spouses and relatives can be trained for this role, but they must be willing helpers!
▪ Not student, not child, but helper or assistant.
▪ Senior citizens groups may also provide an untapped fund of skilled helpers.
▪ The majority of these helpers are young males.
▪ They instruct helpers where to point the ramp.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Helper \Help"er\, n. One who, or that which, helps, aids, assists, or relieves; as, a lay helper in a parish.

Thou art the helper of the fatherless.
--Ps. x. 14.

Compassion . . . oftentimes a helper of evils.
--Dr. H. More.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., agent noun from help (v.). Helpestre "a female helper" is recorded from c.1400. The Old English agent noun was helpend.


n. 1 One who helps; an aide. 2 (context Singapore English) A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family, or in a market.

  1. n. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work" [syn: assistant, help, supporter]

  2. a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) [syn: benefactor]

Helper, UT -- U.S. city in Utah
Population (2000): 2025
Housing Units (2000): 925
Land area (2000): 1.787778 sq. miles (4.630323 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.787778 sq. miles (4.630323 sq. km)
FIPS code: 34530
Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49
Location: 39.688486 N, 110.857612 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 84526
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Helper, UT

Helper may refer to:

  • Assistant, a person or device that helps someone
  • Guardian angel or Guardian spirit, a personalized soul protector
  • Hamburger Helper and similar food products
  • Helfer (rank) ("Helper"), a Nazi Party paramilitary rank
  • H.E.L.P.eR., a supporting robotic character on The Venture Bros. TV show
  • Helper locomotive, coupled to a train to temporarily provide extra power
  • Helper (personality type), one of the types in the Enneagram of Personality
  • Helper (Subud), a person in a supporting role within the spiritual association Subud
  • Helper, Utah, a city in the USA
  • Helpers at the nest in birds
  • Helper, the companion to Gyro Gearloose
  • Helper class, a programming term

Helper is also a surname related to the Jewish name Halpern. People with this surname include:

  • Hinton Rowan Helper (1829–1909), southern author and critic of slavery
  • Joe Helper, a Labor politician serving in Victoria, Australia
Helper (Subud)

Within Subud, a "helper" (, meaning “helping to train” or “assistant trainer") is a person who fills a certain support role. The nature of this role, and the actual performance of those who fill it, are subjects of some controversy within Subud.

Most Subud groups have helpers, who are responsible for assisting other members in various ways, as well as simply timing the latihan. Helpers exist at the local, regional, national, and international levels within the Subud organization.

Ideally, a helper should have at least seven years of practicing the latihan and to be generally 'loved and respected' by their fellow members. One becomes a helper by asking the helpers to "test", or receive, whether the person has the capacity to fulfill the helper job at that point in time. That is, the helpers make a decision based on what they receive in their testing, and with as little mental thought and personal opinion as is humanly possible.

A focus of criticism is the role some helpers adopt as spiritual and personal counselors. Their ability and understanding apparently vary considerably. Reviewing the internet one can see a whole variety of balanced and not so balanced opinions of helpers. Helpers are as imperfect as the next person, and as is natural in any position of 'authority' interpersonal clashes involving helpers and other helpers and helpers and members do occur.

According to the Subud USA National By-Laws (posted at, Helpers serve six main functions. Note that these functions apply only to the By-Laws, and that other functions are specified in other places, such as Bapak's "Advice and Guidance for Helpers" (see link below)):

  1. Verify that members are active in the national (not-for-profit) organization, thereby giving membership status (Article 3, Section 1);
  2. Removing membership status (Article 3, Section 2);
  3. Reinstating membership status (Article 3, Section 3);
  4. Supervising the national census (Article 5, Section 2);
  5. Serving as members in standing national committees (Article 6, Section 6); and
  6. Consulting with the National Board of Directors in certain situations regarding filling vacancies of the Officers of the Corporation (Article 7, Section 3).

Note that the relationships between the Helpers (but not the duties and responsibilities of the Helpers) are found in Article 11.

Officially, helpers are there to help Bapak, the founder of Subud, by supporting the Subud association in his absence. They have the responsibility to explain what Subud is to any interested person, to facilitate a person's first receiving (opening), and to serve members in deepening their receiving and applying it in their lives.Bapak has said frequently that being a helper is absolutely not a sign of spiritual superiority and that it is possible that some non-helpers are spiritually superior to the helpers. Similarly, there is no spiritual hierarchy of helpers: international helpers, national helpers and local helpers are simply designated as such for practical purposes.

Usage examples of "helper".

Did I not decree that they be known as my Ansar, my helpers and partisans?

Kye insisted, wishing he had kept his mouth shut about Balthazar, but realizing these women were not his human helpers.

He wanted to wear the palest blue coat of the Empire Youth, or the light blue bemedaled uniform of a Proctor, or even the rust-colored tunic of a helper.

He had absorbed what he could of their individual memories, even as the wounded helper grubs were dissolved back down into their organic constituents.

Every one who has been converted goes into the Mercy Band as a helper and helps here as well as on the other side.

That we keep constantly employed, in our Buffalo and London institutions, eighteen medical gentlemen, with such helpers as chemists, clerks, etc.

Its deadliest opponent had been within the grasp of his Luddite helpers and had escaped!

His more invisible helper, Gaius Maecenas, remained in Rome on less obvious business, chiefly concerned with recruiting innovative men of the lower classes.

Sleeper grinned, and his two dumb-faced helpers suddenly realized that Mayberry did not believe that Bracy was The Shadow.

The old roan, so famous for cross-country work, turning his large eyeball to the grated window near his rack, may remember the fresh leaves that glisten there at other times and the scents that stream in, and may have a fine run with the hounds, while the human helper, clearing out the next stall, never stirs beyond his pitchfork and birch-broom.

O Thou Helper of the feeble, Succorer of the poor and Deliverer of the helpless who turn unto Thee.

Balakk and his two helpers were there, as well as Jo-Janekk, who ran the nursery store, and Frankkalin, who was the main toolsmith and mason.

Alcaron and her helpers had been all night making out of whatever fabric they could find and dye to the royal black and gold of Trios, stepped into the conroom.

He made a small dismissive gesture with his right hand and Trumps and his helpers left.

Gene Marck and his willing helpers could throw around the city, Avril certainly did.