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Volunteer Spotlight: Jose Muñiz

Name: Jose Muñiz
Years with CASA: 3 ( I think)
# of cases: 4
Favorite music: Reggaeton & Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Favorite ice cream: Strawberry Cheesecake (Ben and Jerry’s)

Tell us about a moment working with CASA that you remember making a difference:

My second CASA case was a sibling group of 4 boys. I got to play Santa Claus (I didn’t dress the part), but I was able to deliver gifts, and it made a huge difference to these boys. The continuously repeated “This is the best Christmas ever!”

When you aren’t working on your CASA case, what can we find you doing?

Training for an upcoming race! I’m currently training for an Ironman Waco 70.3. But most of the time I’m training for some kind of road race. Usually anywhere from a 5k to a Marathon.

What do you enjoy most about being a CASA volunteer?

Working with children. You learn sooo much from them. Also, I feel like by volunteering I’m helping the kids be kids and help them not worry about things like food or where the may sleep next.

What is your most memorable experience as a CASA volunteer?

The most memorable experience as a CASA volunteer was during my first case. I had a 9-year-old boy, and we had just finished running a local 5k that was themed a Donut Dash. When I was dropping him off back home before he got out of my car, he said, “Of all the people on my case you are the funniest person to be around.” I quickly made him get out of the car because it really hit home for me.