V n with n
II.19 The 'help' group
These verbs are concerned with helping someone. The prepositional phrase indicates what the help relates to.
You might be able to help us with a problem.
I opened the door, gave her a sympathetic smile, and helped her off with her coat.
In the case of assist and help, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
assist help help off help on
I was then asked to assist them with raising the profile of the club.
I also visit local schools and help young people with applying for jobs.