In 2006 we started as Steps of Care and transitioned to an affiliate of NeighborLink in 2007, our mission has remained the same: to provide practical expressions of God’s love to our neighbors in need. Christ’s love for us compels us to love Him; His love for people motivates us to love our neighbors well. By serving others, we believe we are fulfilling this mission as Christ intended.
The NeighborLink DeKalb County platform has two primary functions: Project Posting and Volunteer Sign-Ups. The Project Posting function allows neighbors to post projects for themselves or others who could use a helping hand. Once a project has been posted, our volunteers can evaluate, select, and organize work groups as needed.
If a project is selected, volunteers meet at the project location at the scheduled time and complete the project–totally free of charge. Donations are always accepted to ensure more projects can be completed.
Thanks to GPS technology, you can use this platform to safely link up with local neighbors in need. From basic tasks, such as yard work and snow removal, to more skilled projects, like wheelchair ramps or plumbing needs, our goal is to make loving our neighbors as simple as possible.
Sign up to become a volunteer today!
Staff and Advisors
Hi, I am Jean and I am the Executive Director of NeighborLink DeKalb County. I have lived in Auburn for 37 years. My two daughters, Elizabeth and Emily, have since grown. My husband Bill, and I, when we are not doing projects, enjoy camping and traveling and visiting our family out east, taking our faithful dog, Bo, with us.
I have been leading NeighborLink since 2006 when I started a ministry called Steps of Care (later in 2007 we became NeighborLink DeKalb, and I have enjoyed meeting the people of DeKalb County and making our communities stronger. I love the way NeighborLink gives everyone the opportunity to not only serve but to be ambassadors for Jesus. What a great way to serve Him by serving others.
My name is Tyler Cleverly. I live with my wife and four children in Waterloo, IN. I am the Executive Director for
the United Way of DeKalb County. I have served on the Board of NeighborLink DeKalb County since 2016 and
have served in several positions over the years as President and VP. Along with my job and volunteering, I am
the Assistant coach to the DeKalb boys’ basketball program at the high school.
I am retired and love to volunteer. I was born and raised in Auburn. Laurie, my wife, and I enjoy traveling to
see our kids. I have been on the Board of NeighborLink DeKalb County for five years, going on my sixth! I am
currently serving as the Board’s President and enjoy meeting all the new people through the projects. When I
am not busy volunteering, I like to fish.
I was born and raised in Auburn, IN. I have worked in customer service/retail with Home Depot for 20 years
with a background as an electrician. I serve as the community captain for Home Depot by partnering and
supporting local non-profits with donations and volunteers for projects. I joined NeighborLink in 2022 and I am
currently serving as the Board Treasurer.
I am an Auburn resident. I work for the City of Auburn as Executive Assistant to Mayor Ley. Prior to working for
the city, I worked in International Education as the Director of Admissions for a school that taught ESL. I have
an Associate’s Degree I Business Administration with emphasis in management and marketing from Indiana
Tech. I also serve on the DeKalb Humane Shelter Society, and I head up the Community Cat Program (TNR),
and Visitor’s Bureau Board as well as being Director of the DeKalb County Fall Fair Grand Finale Parade. I live
in Auburn with my two sons, Alex and Michael. I joined the NeighborLink Board of Directors in 2022 and
currently serve as the Secretary.
I became a volunteer with NeighborLink in 2020. My heart to help others and my ability to be resourceful in repairing or rebuilding a variety of needs has created many positive experiences with neighbors that I will never forget. I joined the Board in October 2021 and am looking forward to growing Neighborlink’s volunteer base and partnerships with area organizations to serve Dekalb county’s neighbors in need.