Helpful Villagers

The Helpful Villagers mod is a great addition to the game to give you more out of your villages. Typically when you find a new village it may be a good starting point for your own city or you can utilize it for trade. But ultimately villages are pretty mundane in vanilla Minecraft. With this mod you can now give your villagers professions and skills in order to become self sustained.


The most important aspect in order to give your new citizens jobs is the Guild Hall. You’ll need it to unlock jobs to assign your villagers. All you need to do is add a frame to any building with a door in the village. Then put the appropriate tool in the frame that corresponds to a specific job; i.e. axe for lumberjack, hoe for farmer, etc. Do this for each profession and you’ll be in business.


Then when you right click a villager you’ll be able to assign any jobs you’ve unlocked. After that you’ll need to either stock the guild with tools for your now employed villagers or manually give them equipment.


Then once you’ve given out jobs and tools, your villagers will go to work. It may be slow going at first but eventually you’ll have people farming, fishing and mining for you.


And one important aspect to this mod is that each villager has their own inventory. This is not only good for them to collect items they drop but you can also store your own excess inventory with them and then have them follow you around!


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Helpful Villagers, 3.93 / 5 (1290 votes)


  1. love it!

    July 5, 2015
    • Helpful Villagers

      October 30, 2016
  2. it is awsome

    July 9, 2015
  3. Amazing mod! Until my lumberjack started taking down my log cabin house, can you have them avoid player-set blocks?

    July 11, 2015
  4. how do you get them to be a merchant

    July 16, 2015
    • place an emerald in a item thingy and put it next to the door

      July 20, 2015
      • It’s called item frame!!

        April 29, 2016
  5. Great !

    July 20, 2015
  6. Help! In any new created world (survival) my villager dont run from zombiez, wander in nights, they allso get bugd into the doors, circle around although they have profession. 🙁

    September 2, 2015
  7. how do i make a guild hall?

    September 3, 2015
    • All you need to do is add a frame to any of the already constructed villager houses. Then add the right tool/gem to the frame corresponding to the job you want the guild hall to represent.

      September 4, 2015
      • i am trying to build a guild hall outside of a village but i can not change there professions, why? do you have to be within a village?

        October 20, 2015
        • I believe it can only be within an already established village.

          October 20, 2015
  8. Cool Mod!

    September 13, 2015
  9. where can i find the village?? i have been finding all night or am i supposed to spawn right at the village when i started my world? anyone help 🙁

    September 18, 2015
    • It’s just the normal village you’d find anywhere. You have to change the buildings yourself.

      September 18, 2015
  10. You must have an egg for a villager that has professions so that it’s not hard to find a normal village tho :[

    November 17, 2015
    • just try a seed from the internet that generates normal villages…

      July 10, 2016
  11. I downloaded it but it s not working I cant change their profession and can you only do it in survival

    November 23, 2015
  12. do you have to put a item holder above each house to assign jobs

    November 23, 2015
  13. Can villagers operate machinery and so on if the appropiate mods are installed?
    Like a tinkerer to repair T-con tools that others use. (Tinker’s Construct Workstation)
    Or a mechanic that lays out lights and things. (Redstone or a TE compatible wrench)
    Or a Thaumaturge that can do some basic crucible and arcane workbench recipes when provided the means to do so. (Iron capped wooden wand)
    And some compatibility with Witchery and other villager-adding mods would be nice.

    December 5, 2015
  14. how do you make them mine stuff?

    December 8, 2015
  15. Really Cool

    March 27, 2016
  16. This is an amazing mod! Great work. Some features that would make it even more amazing though is if you could “station” archers and soldiers (like put a archer in a tower, Soldier at a gate)

    May 2, 2016
  17. Not sure if my post got deleted or something, but GREAT mod! This is nearly perfect for what I was looking for, so thanks a ton! There is very few things I can think of to improve it, but some things might be is you can “station” guards and archers (Like on a watchtower or at a gate), and you could assign villagers where to live. Finally a few more professions:
    -Blacksmith forge armor/weapons/tools to resupply the other villagers when their items break, or create items you specify.
    -Alchemist, creates potions, and can enchant items for you (at a price). Could also sell Bottle o’enchanting because this mod currently makes that item hard to get.

    May 3, 2016
  18. Can you station villagers to put them in places, because I fear that if I get it they will act like normal villagers in motion; i.e walking around aimlessly until a zombie or diamond block etc. comes into view. Please clarify.

    May 9, 2016
  19. This is the best mod ever

    May 28, 2016
  20. I’v been wanting an army but Idon’t know how to do multi player

    May 30, 2016
    • – You cannot do that on MultiPlayer.

      June 21, 2016
  21. does it work on creative mode??

    January 4, 2017
  22. my helpful villagers are not dropping items off when they return to guild hall

    April 5, 2017
  23. How do u build a construction fence for the builder?

    April 13, 2017
  24. this mod is fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 16, 2017
  25. This mod is great

    August 22, 2017
  26. This is a great mod

    December 22, 2017
  27. i love it

    January 24, 2018
  28. How to do i get the Farmer

    August 29, 2018
  29. what is used to build a guild hall

    April 11, 2019
  30. How do I use builder? Because I’ve placed my construction fence and demolish, but it says no construction fence nearby HALP

    June 27, 2019
  31. how do you get credits

    September 15, 2019
  32. I love this Mod I saw it on danTDM’s channel

    March 30, 2020