The best way to get started is by volunteering or donating whatever and wherever you can. Whether that's by collecting cans for your neighborhood food drive or distributing baked goods to people having to work on Thanksgiving (essential workers, firefighters, animal-shelter staff, etc.), there is never a gesture that is too small.
If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and show some love, check out sites such as VolunteerMatch for local opportunities near you. You can even search on your phone via the app GiveGab to find ways to get involved based upon your interests, availability, etc. And remember: the more flexible you are in your role for the day, the more indispensable you will be as a volunteer!