You occupy a role to which a stream-process may assign a task in the future.
Note for Designers:
If you are in a role to which any task in the stream may be assigned, you are automatically a "participant" in any record created in that stream, even if you have not yet been assigned any task regarding that record. So:
A task that goes to a different group of people from the original participants--especially if it happens only rarely--should be designed as a separate stream, and not as part of the "main"stream processing--because any groups to which a task is assigned in a stream would automatically participate in any record created in the original stream.