Sharing experiences All of our home-visiting volunteers are experienced parents who have been through our ten-week training programme. They have been through the pressures and challenges of parenting. Many volunteers were supported by Home-Start themselves. This understanding and the experience our volunteers have and can share with the families they support is one of the main reasons why parents find Home-Start’s support is so helpful. We believe we are able to help families to cope with the problems life is throwing at them. In many cases, we can transform lives.