First of all, voice lessons is a great start! Your teacher will teach you proper singing techniques like breath control and voice placement. You might also want to ask your teacher about sight reading as well, which is not always required, but definitely a skill to have as a choir member. For an audition, you might actually have to sight read something, so be prepared for that!
I'm not sure of your religious affiliation, but many churches have choirs that you could join. In my experience, a church choir will hold a very small audition, just to get a feel for your voice and see where you are best suited in the choir.
I would definitely start off small, with some kind of community choir that doesn't require an audition. You mentioned your community college has one, and that is a wonderful place to start your choir experience! You could also ask the head of the music department there if they know of any other choirs that you could join.
Another thing I should mention is that it is possible to be in multiple choirs at one time. The only thing to consider is how open your schedule is compared to each choir's practice times and performances and make sure none of them conflict, which can be very difficult. Also take into consideration the amount of music you are able to learn in a given time.
I think it is wonderful that you are looking for a choir to join! Almost every choir needs more tenors, so you've got a leg up on the competition! Don't be afraid to ask your voice teacher any questions you have about auditions. I would also suggest going to any music stores and asking them if they know of any choirs in your area, although most music stores are geared more toward instrumentalists.
Finally, I would like to mention that, in the event you are turned down after an audition, do not get discouraged! Auditions, just like job interviews, can be very stressful, and you might not do your absolute best at every single one. But, with each audition, you grow stronger as a musician, so just keep that in mind. And good luck with your search!!